Channahon police get 2-for-1 DUI arrests
August 17, 2011 9:30PM
Updated: November 3, 2011 10:01AM
CHANNAHON — A Double-Decker DUI?
Police say one traffic stop led to the arrest of two intoxicated drivers.
Witnesses saw a silver Mercury Mountaineer driving erratically while towing a boat on a trailer around 8 p.m. Aug. 7 near the Interstate 55 frontage road, police said.
An officer saw the Mountaineer weaving on northbound I-55 and pulled the vehicle over near Interstate 80.
Christopher L. Carlson, 40, of Plainfield, was sitting in the driver’s seat. His brother Douglas V. Carlson, 39, of Lombard, and a 31-year-old woman were in the backseat.
“The officer noticed both men weren’t wearing seat belts and may have just switched positions in the vehicle,” Deputy Chief Jeff Wold said.
Christopher Carlson reportedly told the officers he both was and wasn’t driving. The woman in the backseat said Douglas Carlson had been driving, but switched with his brother when they were pulled over.
But Christopher Carlson reportedly failed a field sobriety test and was ticketed for driving under the influence of alcohol, no seat belt and driving without a valid license.
Douglas Carlson was charged with driving under the influence of alcohol and improper lane usage.
2 crashes, 1 driver
LOCKPORT TOWNSHIP — An 83-year-old driver reportedly told police he was unaware he hit two cars within a few minutes.
A Pontiac Sunfire waiting to turn onto New Avenue from 127th Street was rear-ended around 5:50 p.m. by a silver Buick Century that skidded on wet pavement, Will County Sheriff’s police said.
No one was injured, but the Buick was driven away when the Pontiac driver told the two people inside that she was calling the police.
“The Pontiac driver followed the Buick to the 12300 block of New Avenue in Lemont, when (the Buick) rear-ended another vehicle and they all pulled over,” police said. No one was injured in the second collision either.
When a deputy asked driver Richard G. Korbal why he drove away after hitting the car at the stop sign, he allegedly “answered by asking, ‘What car?’” He gave a similar answer when asked about the second crash.
Korbal was cited for driving too fast for conditions. His family reportedly told police he will be turning in his license.