Swearing Driver Wrestled with Police: Blotter

A 29-year-old Aurora man is accused of drunken driving, according to a report.

An Aurora man accused of drunken driving swore at police during a traffic stop.

Jose A. Maldonado, 29, of the 11000 block of Jackson Street, was charged with driving under the influence, resisting arrest, driving without insurance, illegally transporting alcohol, improper lane use, failing to yield the right of way, according to an Evergreen Park police report.

Police said Maldonado pushed and pulled away from a cop who was trying to arrest him on Nov. 21.

Police pulled over Maldonado’s Cadillac at about 8:46 p.m. near 95th and Harding after it made an abrupt U-turn and cut off traffic, the report states. Two cars were forced to swerve to avoid hitting the Cadillac.

Cops spotted the car swerving across the road lines, the report states. Maldonado reportedly had glassy eyes and a smell of alcohol on his breath.

When asked for identification, Maldonado swore at the officer, the report states.

Maldonado was confrontational and had difficulty maintaining balance while taking field sobriety tests, the report states. He refused a breath test, too. Police also found an open bottle of vodka in the Cadillac.

Police report information is provided by the Evergreen Park 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.

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