On Jan. 3, at approximately 6:30 a.m., Evanston police responded to a call in the 1800 block of Chicago Avenue that a driver was asleep behind the wheel of a vehicle in the southbound lane, said Commander Joe Dugan of the Evanston Police Department. When police arrived at the scene, an officer woke the driver, a 25-year old man from Calumet City, and observed that he appeared to be intoxicated. After conducting an investigation, the officer took the man into custody for driving under the influence of alcohol, said the Commander.
A search of man’s vehicle revealed a clear plastic baggie on the driver’s side floorboard containing 8 grams of crack cocaine. A further search of the vehicle revealed a loaded Taurus .357 caliber revolver in the trunk, said the Commander.
The man was charged with one count of Unlawful Use of a Weapon by a Felon – Class 2 Felony, one count of Possession of a Controlled Substance with Intent to Deliver – Class 3 Felony, and two counts of Driving Under the Influence of Alcohol – Class A Misdemeanor, said the Commander.