Police Blotter: Police Make Arrests for Resisting Officer, DUI and More

The following arrest information was supplied by the Deerfield Police Department. It does not indicate a conviction.

DUI, Obstructing/Resisting a Police Officer and other offenses 

Shawn Billingslea, 30, of Waukegan was arrested Nov. 17 for driving under the influence of alcohol, illegal transportation of alcohol, speeding and improper lane usage, according to Deerfield Police reports.

A passenger in the car, Nicole Antoinette Billingslea, 27, of Waukegan was arrested for obstructing/resisting a police officer and illegal transportation of alcohol by a passenger, according to the reports.

Police observed Shawn Billingslea driving on Lake Cook Road when he veered to the right and across the driving lane at 50 miles per hour in a 40-mile per hour zone. He was stopped near the intersection of Lake Cook and Pfingston Roads, according to the report. Police smelled the odor of alcohol when Shawn Billingslea was stopped. He refused a breath test.

As police searched the vehicle, they found an open bottle of wine, according to the report. As the officer reached for the bottle of wine, Nicole Antoinette Billingslea tried to close the door on the officer. When she was outside the vehicle and told she was under arrest for illegal transportation of alcohol, she attempted to kick the officer.

Both suspects were released on bond. Shawn Billingslea will appear in Lake County Court at 9 a.m. Dec. 12 in Waukegan. Nicole Antoinette Billingslea will appear in Lake County Court at 1:30 p.m. on Dec. 18 in Park City.

Driver’s License Infractions

Joseph Gross, 23, of Deerfield was arrested Nov. 23 for driving without a valid driver’s license, driving an uninsured motor vehicle and driving with expired registration, according to Deerfield Police reports.

Police spotted Gross driving in the vicinity of Waukegan and Kates Roads with an unreadable registration on his vehicle, according to the report. A further check showed Gross’s driver’s license expired on Nov. 21, 2008. He was released on bond and will appear in Lake County Court at 3 p.m. Dec. 18 in Park City.

Margaret Poziemski, 52, of Park Ridge, was arrested Nov. 19 for driving with a suspended license and disobeying a stop light, according to Deerfield Police reports. After stopping Poziemski for driving through a red light, police discovered her license was suspended. She was released on bond and will appear in Lake County Court at 1:30 p.m. Dec. 18 in Park City.

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