RIVERSIDE, Ill. (STMW) — A west suburban woman arrested for driving under the influence early Friday in Riverside — whose blood alcohol level was nearly twice the legal limit when tested at the police station — told police that she had been drinking to celebrate the fact that she would be getting her driver’s license back from a previous DUI arrest, police said.
About 2:10 a.m. on Friday, a Riverside Police officer observed a driver speeding while on the 3400 block of South Harlem Avenue, a release from police said. After stopping the vehicle, the officer realized that the driver may have been under the influence of alcohol. After she failed multiple field sobriety tests, she was taken into custody for driving under the influence of alcohol, police said.
Erin James, 58, of Brookfield was arrested and charged with felony aggravated driving under the influence of alcohol, the release said.