A driver from Hazel Crest who was drinking with buddies on Oct. 18 is accused of multiple counts of driving under the influence.
Joshua Miller, 27, of the 3600 block of Birchwood, was charged with aggravated driving under the influence, DUI, DUI with a blood-alcohol level greater than 0.08, speeding and no proof of insurance, according to a Homewood police report.
Cops spotted a car traveling 56 mph in a 45 mph zone while northbound on Kedzie Avenue, the report states. The car was pulled over at about 12:17 a.m. in the 18200 block of Kedzie. After speaking with the driver, Miller, an officer could smell an odor of alcohol on his breath.
Miller told police that he did not have a license after police asked repeatedly for it, the report states. A search showed the Miller’s license had been revoked for a previous DUI. Around the same time, an officer noticed several unopened cans of beer in the vehicle.
Police arrested Miller after he failed tests for sobriety, the report states. While at the station, Miller took a breath test that resulted in a BAL of 0.102. When question, he told police that he had 3-4 beers while drinking with friends in Park Forest.
Miller was charged with aggravated DUI because he was driving on the suspended license, the report states. He was taken to Markham courthouse for a bond appearance later that day.Police report information is provided by the Homewood Police Department and other law enforcement agencies. Charges are not evidence of guilt. They are a record of police actions 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.