Jennifer Nejad, 27, of Niles was charged with possession of a hypodermic needed after police said they observed her car swerving in the 7100 block of Milwaukee Avenue on Sept. 23 at about 11:45 p.m. Police said a database check revealed her registration was suspended for a non-insurance violation. Upon stopping and speaking with her, police found out she had been suspended for driving under the influence, according to the report. She told police she had a heroin addiction and that she had a needle to which she used to administer heroin in her car, underneath one of the seats. Police took her into custody for driving while suspended, and retrieved the hypodermic needle. After being bonded and released, she requested medical attention, and Niles Fire Department paramedics took her to a hospital for evaluation.
Man charged with DUI after darting out onto major street
Richard Anderson, 26, of Park Ridge was charged with DUI Sept. 21 just after 2 a.m., when police saw his black pickup truck dart out onto Oakton Street, from northbound Washington, without yielding to traffic. Police observed the odor of alcohol on Anderson's breath, and he showed sign of impairment on field sobriety tests. He told police he had had wine, beer and rum. His court date is Nov. 5.