Driver in Single-Vehicle Crash at Rand Rd and Palatine Rd Charged with DUI

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Black Lexus sedan with severe right, front damage after a crash with a traffic signal standard at Palatine Road and Rand Road in Arlington Heights
Black Lexus sedan with severe right, front damage after a crash with a traffic signal standard at Palatine Road and Rand Road in Arlington Heights.

A driver who crashed his black Lexus into a traffic signal standard at Rand Road and Palatine Road in Arlington Heights around 4:00 a.m. Sunday, November 13, 2022 was charged with DUI Alcohol an another charge a short time after the crash. Christopher Carreon, age 27, was charged with Driving Under the Influence of Alcohol (625 5/11-501(a)(2)) and driving while Operating an Uninsured Motor Vehicle (625 5/3-707). His bond is a $3,000 Personal Recognizance Bond or I-Bond. Carreon’s next court date is Wednesday, December 7, 2022 at 9:00 a.m. at Rolling Meadows Cook County Circuit Court Room 104.

Defendants are presumed innocent and entitled to a fair trial in which it is the government’s burden to prove his or her guilt beyond a reasonable doubt.

Police, firefighters and paramedics from Arlington Heights responded about 4:03 a.m. and 4:05 a.m. respectively on Sunday, November 13, 2022 to a report of a crash with injuries at Palatine Road and Rand Road in Arlington Heights.

Police were first on the scene and discovered a black Lexus sedan with severe front-end damage. Police also found a driver injured and suspected to be impaired. The driver was the sole occupant in a one-vehicle crash with a large metal traffic signal standard.




The driver was conscious and speaking, assessed by paramedics, and transported to Northwest Community Hospital in Arlington Heights.

Westbound Palatine Road west of Rand Road was temporarily closed until about 4:45 a.m. Hillside Towing responded quickly to clear the Lexus from blocking Palatine Road.

Hillside Towing clearing a wrecked black Lexus from westbound Palatine Road west of Rand Road in Arlington Heights
Hillside Towing clearing a wrecked black Lexus from westbound Palatine Road west of Rand Road in Arlington Heights Sunday morning, November 13, 2022.

The driver of the black Lexus was apparently traveling on US-12 WEST (Rand Road northwestbound) and lost control while making a left turn to westbound Palatine Road. There was no confirmation whether another vehicle may

CARDINAL NEWS did not check whether there were any security cameras available that may have captured the crash. The AT&T store is located south of the crash scene, the Bank of America building is located northwest of the crash scene.

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The information in this article is an early report published before any summary information was confirmed or released by police or fire authorities.

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Black Lexus sedan with severe right, front damage after a crash with a traffic signal standard at Palatine Road and Rand Road in Arlington Heights
Black Lexus sedan with severe right, front damage after a crash with a traffic signal standard at Palatine Road and Rand Road in Arlington Heights Sunday morning, November 13, 2022.
Wrecked black Lexus in the westbound lanes of Palatine Road just west of Rand Road in Arlington Heights
Wrecked black Lexus in the westbound lanes of Palatine Road just west of Rand Road in Arlington Heights Sunday morning, November 13, 2022.




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