Carlos Estrada, 42, of Berwyn was arrested on suspicion of DUI on Wednesday, just hours before he was due to appear in court to be sentenced on a prior DUI. Just before 9 p.m. on Tuesday, Estrada was pulled over in a Dodge Durango near the intersection of Harlem Avenue and Lawton Road for an expired registration sticker. As the officer approached the vehicle, the driver sped away.
After another officer spotted the vehicle in Berwyn, Estrada allegedly blew eight stop signs in an effort to outrun the police. The chase was called off out of concern for public safety. However, around 1 a.m. the vehicle was spotted again and police followed the vehicle to Estrada’s home. After Estrada exited the vehicle, Riverside officers reportedly chased him through yards before tackling and arresting him.
Estrada’s has had a revoked driver’s license since 1985 for three DUI convictions. Police say aggravated DUI charges are pending the results of blood and urine tests. Estrada was charged with felony aggravated fleeing and eluding as well as a number of traffic citations.
Man pulled over for DUI on morning he’s to be sentenced for DUI, www.suntimes.com, June 3, 2011