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 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.  

Harmony July 08, 2011 at 02:44 PM
Seriously. Nice to see a minor with that POV. Well done. I hope there are more out there like you.
Sossy July 08, 2011 at 06:22 PM
I can't believe this is actually a "story" - this should have been a two line police blotter item. How hard up is Deerfield for news that such a long article was written, complete with "police chase"?! Ridiculous. These kids broke the law and made judgment errors, for which they will be appropriately punished. Why drag their names through the mud with all this sensationalism? Someone told me about this "news site" and I had to see for myself if it was as dumb as it sounded. It is. This was my first and last visit to this site.
panda July 10, 2011 at 08:20 PM
Only 2 of the girls had alcohol in their systems. Don't you think the police would have tested all of the girls if 2 of them were drunk? They also had a sober driver. They were not drinking in the park. Ronnie, I agree that it was against the law, and I assure you that they've learned their lessons. It is sad that this article was written, because it is simply unnecessary. It adds to the embarrassment of the whole situation, and fuels gossip where it doesn't need to be fueled. These girls are also not ones that fall into the stereotype of believing that "their parents will bail them out of any problem, with an expensive lawyer, of course". They are hard working girls and need to work hard the rest of the summer to pay their price.
RonnieTheLimoDriver July 10, 2011 at 09:49 PM
@panda, all crimes are reported in the blotter in the deerfield review, so even if this article had not been published, they would have still been embarrassed. While it is embarrassing to the people who committed the crime, its just how it works. This is not just in deerfield.
Michelle July 11, 2011 at 12:10 PM
You are right, it is up to the judge. So maybe you should stop passing judgment on them. I do know these girls. They are good people, and just like every other teenager in Deerfield, they were partying, and enjoying their summer home from college. They just happened to be the unlucky ones who got caught. You, however, do not know them, but you have no problem judging people you don't know, based on some police report written by the ever-reliable Deerfield Patch, in which BREATH was spelled wrong. Honestly, I think you should just stick to what you know, Limos. In fact, I'll call you next time I've been drinking and could use a ride.


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