Chicago Man Charged with Felony DUI in Lake County

A Chicago man involved in a traffic accident on Route 41 in Lake Bluff was charged with felony DUI after he allegedly admitted to drinking a large amount of tequila.

Police arrived on scene after a call from a driver reporting that a car was swerving and had struck his truck. The driver of the car, Federica Padilla, allegedly smelled of alcohol. Officers found a bottle of tequila with only a third remaining as well as empty beer bottles in the car. Padilla refused a Breathalyzer test and was taken into custody.

According to the Lake County Sheriff’s Office, along with felony DUI, Padilla was charged with driving without insurance, driving on a revoked license, illegal transportation of alcohol, improper lane usage, failure to reduce speed to avoid an accident, and failure to yield while merging.

This was not his first DUI arrest.

Felony DUI charge after Route 41 crash,, March 5, 2011

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