DUI: Police Find Van With Wheels Spinning in Midair
Ingrid Katauskas, of Homer Glen, faces multiple charges after police found her car trapped in a median that was under construction.
A Homer Glen woman faces DUI charges after her car veered off the road while she was talking on the phone.
Ingrid Katauskas, 43, of the 14000 block of S. Kickapoo Trail in Homer Glen, is charged with driving under the influence of alcohol, using a wireless phone in a construction zone and driving the wrong way on a divided highway.
Frankfort police were dispatched at 3 a.m. Feb. 2 to the 11100 block of Lincoln Highway in response to reports of a van stuck in a construction site.
Upon arrival, the officer saw that the van had driven into the highway’s uncompleted median. The back half of the van was stuck in midair, according to reports. Because the vehicle was still in the drive gear, its wheels were spinning.
Katauskas told police that she was talking on her cell phone when she veered off the roadway. The officer smelled alcohol on her breath and asked if she’d been drinking. Katauskas originally said that she hadn’t had anything to drink, reports state. Upon further questioning, she admitted to drinking.
She failed field sobriety tests and was arrested and released on bond. Her court date is March 6.
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