19-year-old Tries to Flee Cops During Arrest
Beer can prompts Deerfield police to confront group after-hours at park.
Police were on patrol near Maplewood Park around 1 a.m. June 25 when they spotted five cars in the parking lot and a beer can thrown on the ground nearby.
While running the vehicles' license plates, officers said a group of five females approached the cars from a home in the 900 block of Alden Court. The officers then approached the group.
According to the police report, the group of teenagers told officers no one had been drinking and didn't know anything about the beer can on the ground.
Police checked the females for indications of intoxication, reporting that Bridget O'Brien and Marie Smiley, both 19 and Deerfield residents, showed signs of being drunk and their breath smelled of alcohol.
Officers asked the two detained teens to take a sobriety breath test at the scene--to which O'Brien refused and Smiley agreed. While officers were preparing Smiley's test, authorities said O'Brien took off running.
However, officers caught O'Brien a short time later and pushed her to the ground and handcuffed her.
O'Brien was arrested and charged with illegal consumption of alcohol by a minor. The breath test showed Smiley had a blood alcohol content level of .127, she was arrested and charged with underage drinking as well as being in possession of a fake identification after officers found a Pennsylvania driver's license in her wallet.
Both girls posted a $150 cash bond. Their court dates are scheduled for July 15.