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Sudden Stop Leads to DUI Arrest

Also in this Libertyville police blotter, a man was arrested for DUI-drugs after hitting two parked cars

The following information is from the Libertyville Police Department. An arrest is not an indication of guilt.

Sudden stop leads to DUI arrest

Police were called at 2:40 a.m. to the vicinity of Route 45 and Tempel Drive March 2 after receiving a call from a Lake County Sheriff’s officer who was behind a vehicle that unexpectedly had come to a stop in the middle of the road. The officer suspected the occupants of the vehicle were under the influence of alcohol. When Libertyville officers arrived they noted that the front end of the vehicle had sustained damage and both front airbags had deployed. Both driver and passenger denied medical treatment.

The driver, Timothy E. Salaba, 43, of Gurnee, was asked to perform field sobriety tests. Police said he failed those tests and was arrested on charges of DUI alcohol, DUI alcohol over .08, no valid driver’s license and improper parking on roadway. After processing, Salaba was released on a $3,000 personal recognizance bond pending an April 4 court date.

Car crash leads to DUI, drug arrest

On March 7 at 7:10 p.m., police were dispatched to Serenity House, 1103 West Park Avenue, for a report of a vehicle that struck two parked and unoccupied vehicles. The driver of the vehicle, Jacob G. Randall, 19, of Gurnee, was being treated by paramedics, and was then transported to Condell Hospital. A search of Randall’s vehicle revealed drug paraphernalia, along with a controlled substance, a felony charge. Upon Randall’s release from the hospital, he was processed and then transported to the Lake County Jail on charges of DUI drugs, unlawful possession of a controlled substance, unlawful possession of drug paraphernalia and operating an uninsured vehicle.

Domestic battery

Daniel J. Mergens, 28, of Round Lake, was arrested for battery at midnight March 8 in the 700 block of Ardmore Terrace following a physical altercation between Mergens and someone known to him. The victim declined medical assistance. Mergens was taken into custody and processed on two charges of domestic battery and was then transported to the Lake County Jail.

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