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2 DUIs Way Over the Speed Limit in River Forest

Two drivers were charged with DUI by River Forest police in separate incidents on Nov. 11 after they were pulled over for driving double the posted speed limit.

DUI, Driving 60 in a 30 Zone

A woman going twice the speed limit in River Forest was charged with driving under the influence at 4:13 a.m. Nov. 11.

Jessica F. Milasius, 32, of the 9700 block of Schiller Boulevard in Franklin Park, was charged with driving under the influence of alcohol, driving with a suspended license, aggravated speeding and no insurance. She was released on bond with a December court date.

A River Forest police officer on patrol in the 800 block of Harlem Avenue reported that he noticed a vehicle in his rear view window approaching at a high rate of speed, suddenly change lanes and then pass his car going 60 mph in a 30-mph zone. The officer stopped the car in the 1300 block of Harlem and spoke with the driver, who was asked to submit to a field sobriety test. The driver initially agreed, but then decided against consenting to the tests and was taken into custody. At the station, she also refused a Breathalyzer test.

DUI, Driving 80 in a 25 Zone

A Chicago woman was driving 80 mph in a 25-mph zone Nov. 11 in River Forest, police said. 

An officer said the car was heading east on Chicago Avenue at 1:26 a.m. and blew a stop sign at Park Avenue. Police followed the driver, who also blew a red light at Harlem Avenue and nearly caused an accident. 

Tabitha L. Doty, 27, of the 1000 block of west Dakin in Chicago, was charged with driving under the influence of alcohol, reckless driving, aggravated speeding, two counts of disobeying a stop sign or traffic signal and released on bond with a December court date.

Police reported noticing vomit on the driver's side door. The driver said she was driving erratically because she had a fight with her boyfriend. Doty was asked to step out of the vehicle and take a field sobriety test, which she subsequently failed, according to police reports. She refused a Breathalyzer test after being taken into custody.

Police Blotter information is provided by the River Forest Police Department.  Charges are not evidence of guilt. They are a record of police actions taken on a given day, and persons charged with a crime are presumed innocent until proven guilty in court. If you or a family member are charged or cited and the case is subsequently adjudicated, we encourage you to notify the editor. We will verify and report the outcome.

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Tom November 14, 2012 at 02:54 PM
Thank you for catching these people before causing a wake-up call to some unfortunate sole letting them know their entire family had been killed by one of them.

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