Male Offender Caught Illegally Using Emergency Lights Charged with DUI, Driving with Revoked License on I-94 Near Route 22

Christopher Faulkner, suspected unlawful use of emergency lights
Christopher Faulkner, suspected unlawful use of emergency lights.

On Monday May 18, 2020, at approximately 5:15 p.m., a Lake County Sheriff’s Deputy was on patrol in the area of I-94 and Route 22 in unincorporated Lincolnshire. The Lake County sheriff’s deputy observed a Ram pickup truck traveling northbound on I-94 at a high rate of speed. The driver of the Dodge Ram had blue and white emergency lights activated.

The Dodge Ram did not have any police markings and the Lake County sheriff’s deputy got closer to further investigate. As the sheriff’s deputy started approaching, the driver of the Dodge Ram deactivated the emergency lights. The sheriff’s deputy conducted a traffic stop and spoke to the driver, Christopher Faulkner, 39, of the 200 block of Highwood Avenue, Highwood.

Faulkner claimed his brother was a Lake County Sheriff’s Deputy, which was determined to be untrue. Faulkner initially provided a false name to the sheriff’s deputy, but after further investigation it appeared he was hiding his true name as he had a revoked driver’s license and a parole violation warrant from the Illinois Department of Corrections.

Additionally, Faulkner was found to be driving under the influence of alcohol.

All defendants are presumed innocent unless proven guilty in a court of law.

— Lake County Sheriff’s Office

Faulkner was arrested and transported to the Lake County Jail for his warrant and was additionally charged with:

DUI – Alcohol
Driving with a Revoked Driver’s License
Obstructing Identification
Illegal Transportation of Alcohol
Unlawful Use of Emergency Lights
Following Too Closely

Additional charges are possible after further review with the Lake County State’s Attorney’s Office.

Faulkner remains held in the Lake County Jail pending an initial bond hearing.

If you recognize Faulkner as someone who pulled you over, please call the Lake County Sheriff’s Office Special Investigations Unit at 847-377-4424.

Christopher Faulkner, suspected unlawful use of emergency lights
Christopher Faulkner, suspected unlawful use of emergency lights (SOURCE: Lake County Sheriff’s Office).

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