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Accused drunken driver charged with brass knuckles

Palos Heights police arrested Jose A. Bedolla, 24, of Bridgeview, at 12:26 a.m. Aug. 23 and charged him with unlawful use of a weapon, driving under the influence (DUI) of alcohol, no valid driver’s license, illegal transportation of alcohol and improper lane usage, police said. An open container of alcohol and brass knuckles were found in the vehicle, according to the police report. His court date is Sept. 10 at the Cook County 5th District Municipal Courthouse in Bridgeview. I

In other Palos Heights police news, Yvonne Perez, 22, of Tinley Park was arrested at 9:49 p.m. Aug. 18 and charged with DUI, leaving the scene of a property damage accident, failure to reduce speed to avoid an accident and operation of vehicle without valid insurance, police said. Perez allegedly rear ended another vehicle at 127th Street and Harlem Avenue and then fled the scene, police said. Her court date is Sept. 10 in Bridgeview.

Melissa A. Dicristofano, 40, of Bolingbrook, was arrested at 12:53 a.m. Aug. 23 and charged with DUI, operation of an uninsured motor vehicle and disobeying a traffic control signal after she was stopped at Harlem Avenue and Route 83, police said. Her court date is Sept. 10 in Bridgeview.

Benjamin B. Maldonado, 21, of Oak Lawn, was arrested at 4:14 a.m. Aug. 22 and charged with DUI, driving with a suspended license and improper lane usage after he was stopped in the 12000 block of South Harlem Avenue, police said. His court date is Oct. 2 in Bridgeview

Jack M. Reczynski, 39, of Tinley Park, was arrested at 4:28 a.m. Aug. 22 and charged with DUI and improper lane usage after he was stopped for lane violations in the 12400 block of South Harlem Avenue, police said. His court date is Oct. 2 in Bridgeview.

Susan R. Reppert, 45, of Tinley Park, was arrested at 1:10 a.m. Aug. 24 and charged with DUI and improper lane usage after she was stopped at 135th Street and Spyglass Circle, police said. Her court date is Sept. 10 in Bridgeview.

Candido J. Ventura-Barrios, 28, of Chicago, was arrested at 2:09 p.m. Aug. 23 and charged with no valid driver’s license and improper lane usage after he was stopped in the 12500 block of South Harlem Avenue for a lane violation, police said. His court date is Sept. 10 in Bridgeview.

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