A Chicago driver who told police she drank one beer is accused of have a blood-alcohol level more than twice the legal limit.
Tanisha Ross, 37, of the 9600 block of Luella, Chicago, was charged with driving under the influence of alcohol, DUI with a BAL greater than 0.08, improper lane use and failing to signal, according to a Homewood police report.
Police spotted a white 1995 Chevy at about 11:55 p.m. on Oct. 19 straddling the road lines near the intersection of Ridge and Riegel roads, the report states. The driver was partially in a left-hand turn lane before leaving and making a right-hand turn without using the signal. Police performed a traffic stop in the 1500 block of Ridge Road.
The driver, Ross, had bloodshot eyes and a strong smell of alcohol on her breath, the report states. She told police she drank one bottle of Miller High Life beer. Police asked to her perform tests for sobriety, after which she was arrested.
While at the Homewood police station, Ross took a breath test that resulted in a 0.168 BAL, the report states. She was released later on bond and is due on Dec. 11 in Markham court.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.