November 19th, 2012 at 7:33 am
Chicago saw an interesting case of driving under the influence, when an elderly man stole an ambulance to drive himself home. Two days later, another allegedly drunk driver drove on the wrong side of the Edens Expressway for several miles. Police caught the driver in both of these unexpeced scenarios.
WGNtv.com reported a story on the theft of the ambulance. The ambulance, which belonged to the Cicero Fire Department, was stolen by a 77-year-old man who had been kicked out of MacNeal hospital. John Neal, who was reportedly drunk and angry, got in the ambulance and drove off, without letting the fact that he does not have a license stop him.
Neal was arrested for his stunt, and a judge released him on a $10,000 personal recognizance bond.
WGNtv.com also did a story on the wrong-way driver on Edens Expressway. The driver was on the wrong side of the expressway for 11 miles, but managed to avoid hitting any other vehicles.
Police received at least 15 calls about the driver who persistently drove his SUV on the wrong side, until police were able to force the driver to stop and take him into custody. Police suspect the driver was intoxicated, but no subsequent information has been released on the matter.
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