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Woman Arrested for DUI by Officer Who Warned Her Not To Drive Drunk: Blotter

A Chicago woman is facing a DUI charge after several people tried to convince her that she was too drunk to drive, according to a Mokena Police report.

Woman Arrested for DUI by Officer Who Warned Her Not To Drive Drunk: Blotter

A Chicago woman was warned by friends at a party and a Mokena Police officer that she’d be arrested for drunk driving if she drove, and was later arrested for driving drunk, according to a Mokena Police report.

Christie M. Powell, 47, of the 5200 block of S. Keating, Chicago, was charged with driving under the influence of alcohol, driving under the influence with a blood-alcohol level greater than .08 and improper lane use.

On Dec. 29, police were called about a woman trying to leave a residence in the 11300 block of Abbey Road around 8:15 p.m. Other people there were asking her not to drive because she had been drinking, according to the report. The responding officer spoke to the woman and noticed her breath smelled like alcohol, she slurred her speech and had difficulty maintaining balance, police said. The woman, Powell, was told not to drive by the officer, and that she could be arrested if she did so.

About three minutes after leaving the residence, the officer was told that Powell was driving away from the house in a black Chevy SUV. The officer saw the vehicle and followed her, and saw her cross lane lines while driving, according to the report. The officer then pulled her over in the 20700 block of Wolf Road, police said.

Powell failed field sobriety tests and was arrested.

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