Driving On Shredding Tire, Man Charged In DUI

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Georghe Sas, 31, of North Drake Street, Chicago, was charged with DUI Nov. 25 just before midnight at Milwaukee Avenue and Birchwood. Police said an officer on patrol observed Sas' car, with a right rear tire that was flat and shredding, driving southbound on Milwaukee Avenue.

When they pulled over the driver, later identified as Sas, they said he told them he knew the tire was coming off, and he was driving on the rim, but he intended to drive home on it. The officer said Sas had the odor of alcohol on his breath and showed impairment on field sobriety tests. His court date is Jan. 7 at the Skokie branch of the Cook County courts. 

Man charged with DUI after crash 

John T. Podolski, age not given, was charged with DUI Nov. 20 at Keeney and Wisner streets. Police said they were investigating a crash at the intersection just before 6 p.m. and found Podolski sitting in the driver's seat of his vehicle, with the engine running. He had the odor of alcohol on his breath, according to the report, and told police he had just left home and was going to pick up his daughter. Police said he showed impairment on field sobriety tests, and told them he had drunk "six or seven" Miller Lite beers. He was also cited for failure to reduce speed to avoid an accident. His court date is Dec. 12. 

Information is taken from Niles Police Department reports.

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