Great Lakes Man Charged with DUI After Flipping Car

Ronald Bias, 24, allegedly told investigators he’d been running from a fight in North Chicago and was speeding because he thought someone was following him.

A witness reported to police that Bias’ car passed him at high speed, then exited the ramp on Route 41 for Granville Avenue. The car started to break and slide across the lane until it left the road. Once it hit the grass, the car flipped onto its roof and came to a stop, the witness said.

The responding officer found the car upside down, off the road, near railroad tracks. Bias was standing on the roadway. When questioned, Bias told the officer the story about being followed. The officer reportedly noticed a “strong odor of alcohol.”

Bias was taken to Condell Advocate Medical Center where he was treated for minor injuries from the accident and blood and urine samples were taken to be submitted for testing in a DUI kit.

He was later taken back to the police station and charged with DUI, failure to reduce speed to avoid an accident and improper lane usage.

Man flips car while running from fight, he says, www.triblocal.com, October 20, 2010

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