Woman Charged With DUI, Vodka Present, Police Say

A witness saw the woman hit a parked car, police said. An arrest is merely an accusation and not evidence of a conviction.


Patricia Kelly, 59, of Niles was charged with DUI Dec. 5 just after 11 a.m.  Police reponded to a parking lot in the 7100 block of Milwaukee Avenue, where a witness told an officer that a woman, later identified as Kelly, hit an unoccupied parked car in the parking lot, then moved her car and went into a store, according to the report.

When the driver of the damaged vehicle returned to her car, the witness told her what had happened and the two of them then observed Kelly exit the drug store with a bottle of vodka in a plastic drugstore bag; she attempted to enter another vehicle before subsequently finding her own, according to the report.

The witness and the owner of the damaged vehicle spoke to Kelly, and she denied hitting the parked car, police said. Police said Kelly had an odor of alcohol on her breath. She told them the last time she had taken an alcoholic drink was at 11 p.m. the previous night, and that she was just extremely tired.

Police said Kelly showed impairment on field sobriety tests and they booked her and released her on an I-Bond pending her court date: Jan. 2 in the Skokie branch of the Cook County courts. Police took a 1.75 liter bottle of Smirnoff Vodka and cranberry juice from Kelly's vehicle as evidence.

Man charged with retail theft

Joe Feliciano, 23, of Glenview has been charged with retail theft after police said he removed a wallet, valued at $12.99, from a display at a Golf Mill Shopping center store. A security agent for the store said Feliciano left the store without paying for the item, according to the report. His court date is Jan. 14. 

Information is taken from Niles Police Department reports.

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