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Police Blotter: Stunt Driving Leads to DUI Arrest and More

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

DUI 

Floriberto Martinez-Ramirez, 24, of Highwood was arrested Jan. 21 for driving under the influence of alcohol, use of unsafe tires, no valid driver’s license and driving without insurance, according to Deerfield Police reports. 

Police spotted Martinez-Ramirez driving in the vicinity of Lake Cook and Wilmot Roads with a “dust cloud” coming out of the vehicle, according to the report. After he drove “in a circular motion known as a donut” in a parking lot near the intersection, police stopped him discovering no tire on one of the front wheels. He was driving on the rim. 

Once police asked Martinez-Ramirez to step out of the vehicle, the officer noticed an odor of alcohol coming from his breath, according to the report. Martinez-Ramirez failed a field sobriety text and had a blood alcohol level of .145. He was released on bond and will appear in Lake County Court at 9 a.m. Feb. 6 in Waukegan. 

Theft 

An I-pod valued at $500 was stolen from a dresser drawer in a Deerfield bedroom between Jan. 19 and 27, according to Deerfield Police reports

The victim told police the I-pod was placed in the dresser Jan. 19 and she noticed it missing Jan. 27, according to the report. Police were told people were working in the house between 9 and 10 a.m. Jan. 21 including the bedroom. The report indicated the victim did not want to file a complaint. 

Driver’s License Infraction 

Nevarro Fort, 40, of Chicago was arrested Jan. 23 for driving with a suspended license and speeding, according to Deerfield Police reports. 

Police clocked Fort driving 38 miles per hour in a 25-mile-per-hour zone in the vicinity of Chestnut and Linden Avenues, according to the report. On further investigation, police learned he his license was suspended. He was released on bond and will appear in Lake County Court at 3 p.m. Feb. 19 in Park City. 

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