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Driver Charged with Drug, Alcohol Offenses in Lake Forest

The following information was supplied by the Lake Forest Police Department. Arrests do not indicate a conviction. Email cristel@patch.com with questions about this blotter.

A Wisconsin man is facing drug- and alcohol-related charges after Lake Forest police stopped him for traffic violations on Jan. 10.

Timothy J. Lamphear, 37, of 9611 W. Hampton, Milwaukee, was charged with driving under the influence of alcohol and drugs after officers responded to a state police radio dispatch about a possibly impaired driver on Route 41.

Police located the vehicle matching the description at 4:40 a.m. and observed it swerve onto the shoulder and across lane markings several times, as well as tailgate a tractor trailer, according to a Lake Forest police report. When stopped at Old Elm Road, Lamphear admitted to drinking and exhibited a strong odor of burnt cannabis, police said. 

He could not explain the recent damage to the side of his vehicle, according to the report. Lamphear failed field sobriety testing and suspected cannabis and a smoking pipe were found in his car.

He was also charged with improper lane usage and following too closely. He was released on a $3,000 bond and given a Jan. 28 court date at the Lake County Courthouse in Waukegan.

Hummingbird_Lover January 17, 2014 at 07:17 AM
Take every drunk driver off the road, I say. Good thing someone called it in. The police didn't find this guy on his own, it clearly says. So to the citizen who reported this to the state police dispatch, that's who should be thanked. The Lake Forest cop gets paid.

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