TUESDAY, JANUARY 29
- Anthony J. Variola, 36, of Evergreen Park, was charged driving under the influence of alcohol and DUI over .08. Police said that Variola attracted officers’ attention by driving 50mph in a 30mph zone, and not coming to a complete stop when making a right turn on red on to 95th Street from Austin Avenue in Oak Lawn, until his car came to a stop at Menard Avenue and 95th Street. Police said Variola’s eyes were bloodshot and glassy, and emanated a strong odor of alcohol. Variola allegedly told police that he had “3 to 4 beers” and refused a preliminary Breathalyzer test. He was arrested and taken to the Oak Lawn police station, where police said he blew a .109. Variloa was also citied for multiple traffic violations, including driving with no lights, speeding, disobeying a stoplight, no proof of insurance and using a vehicle for illegal activities.
SUNDAY, JANUARY 27
- Ronald W. Briski, 65, of Evergreen Park was charged with DUI and DUI over .08 when police spotted his Jetta swerving over the marker several times between Keeler Avenue and Pulaski Road at 12:12 a.m., reports said. Officers pulled Briski over at 95th Street and Avers Avenue in Oak Lawn. Briski said he was driving home from an Oak Lawn bar and restaurant after having “two or three beers.” Police said Briski stumbled several times and lost balance while performing field sobriety tests. Briski blew a .202 at the Oak Lawn police station. He has a court appearance at the Bridgeview Courthouse on Feb. 28.
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