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Improper Lane Usage & DUI – Drunk Driving

by Robert Kerr

What is improper lane use?

According to Ask – “Improper lane use is driving in and out of traffic in order to jump ahead of cars. Changing lanes without properly signaling where you are going to go is another example of improper lane usage”.  http://www.ask.com/question/what-is-improper-lane-use

Below is an excerpt from Trib Local – Orland Park & Homer Glen, These are two south suburban suburbs of Chicago. We have bolded/highlighted the DUI’s that involved DUI charges along with improper lane use. It appears from this small sampling that many DUI’s occur as a result of drivers charged with improper lane usage.

http://www.chicagotribune.com/news/local/suburbs/orland_park_homer_glen/ct-police-blotter-orland-homer-tl-ssw-0109-20140107,0,2762219.story


1:02 p.m. CST, January 7, 2014 

The following items were taken from police reports:

A 22-year-old woman was charged with violating a local shoplifting ordinance after stealing sweat pants retailing for $46.40 from the Pink Store on the 15100 block of LaGrange Road on Dec. 5.A 20-year-old Oak Lawn woman was charged with retail theft after stealing unspecified items from Kohl’s at Orland Park Place on Dec. 3.

A 38-year-old Chicago man was arrested on Dec. 2 — as he was being released on parole from the Stateville Correctional Center — on an outstanding charge of deceptive practices in Orland Park on March 7. The man is serving a 30-month sentence for theft.

A 49-year-old Mokena man was charged with violating an order of protection after he approached his estranged wife at a church on the 11100 block of Orland Parkway on Dec. 1.

A 33-year-old Merionette Park woman was charged with DUI and improper lane use during a Nov. 30 traffic stop on the 7300 block of 143rd Street.

A 45-year-old Mokena woman was charged with DUI and improper lane use during a Nov. 30 traffic stop on the 7900 block of 159th Street.

A 23-year-old River Grove woman and 22-year-old Chicago man were charged with retail theft after they stole a jacket, coat and hat from Macy’s at Orland Square Mall on Nov. 29.

A 54-year-old Palos Park woman was charged with DUI and making an improper turn at an intersection during a Nov. 27traffic stop on the 14300 block of LaGrange Road.

A 42-year-old Orland Hills woman and 35-year-old Tinley Park woman were charged with misdemeanor retail theft and their car was seized after they stole merchandise retailing for more than $150 from Sephora at Orland Square Mall on Nov. 23.

A 20-year-old Palos Hills man was charged with violating local ordinances against cannabis and drug-paraphernalia possession after 1.5 grams of cannabis and a pipe were discovered during a Nov. 22 traffic stop on the 9500 block of 144th Place.

A 47-year-old Orland Park woman was charged with DUI, improper lane use and failure to reduce speed to avoid a collision during a Nov. 16 traffic stop at 143rd Street and LaGrange Road.

A 19-year-old Oak Forest male was charged with DUI and improper lane use during a Nov. 16 traffic stop on the 8100 block of 143rd Street.

A 27-year-old Chicago woman was charged with theft and retail theft after stealing cosmetics retailing for $90 from Sephora at Orland Square Mall and possessing three stolen Eddie Bauer parkas collectively retailing for $600 on Nov. 15.

A 50-year-old Matteson woman who grappled with police after stealing three bottles of perfume retailing for $215 from Sephora at Orland Square Mall on Nov. 15 was charged with battery, resisting arrest and retail theft.

Two generators, a propane heater and an air compressor were stolen from a construction site on the 14000 block of South Independence Way on Dec. 30.


It is important to ALWAYS drive safely.

At the Law Offices of Robert Kerr, LLC we are experienced in improper lane usage tickets, DUI defense and all types of traffic offenses. We focus on preventing a loss of driving privileges and preserving your driving record.  If you have been cited for improper lane usage, we can help you resolve the violation and help you protect your drivers license. Call us TODAY for help!

By Robert Kerr

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