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Driver charged with DUI

Palos Heights police arrested Marco Panito, 25, of Worth, at 3:57 a.m. Aug. 27 and charged him driving under the influence (DUI) of alcohol, improper lane usage and driving without a driver’s license after he was stopped in the 11800 block of Harlem Avenue for allegedly weaving in his lane, police said. He has a court date on Sept. 13 at the Cook County 5th District Municipal Courthouse in Bridgeview.

In other police news, Jessica Zapata, 17, of Burbank, was arrested at 7:28 a.m. Aug. 25 and charged with leaving the scene of an accident, failure to reduce speed to avoid an accident and driving without a valid driver’s license after she was allegedly involved in a crash in which she struck another vehicle and left the scene in the 12200 block of Ridgeland Avenue, police said. She has a court date on Sept. 12 in Bridgeview.

Mike DeMarchi, 31, of Alsip, was arrested at 12:12 a.m. Aug. 26 and charged with DUI, blood alcohol content over the legal limit of .08, and speeding after he was stopped on his motorcycle in the 12100 block of Harlem Avenue, police said. He has a court date on Sept. 27 in Bridgeview.

Alen Leonhardt, 20, of Homer Glen, was arrested at 2:11 a.m. Aug. 26 and charged with illegal consumption of alcohol by a minor and speeding after he was stopped in the 13100 block of Harlem Avenue, police said. Leonhardt allegedly had consumed alcohol, police said. He has a court date on Oct. 5 in Bridgeview.

Megan Pinkston, 22, of Crest-wood, and Roger Molenhouse, 22, ofWorth, were arrested at 12:34 a.m. Aug. 27 and charged with possession of drug paraphernalia and not wearing their seat belts after they were stopped in the 12700 block of Harlem Avenue, where officers conducted a seat belt check. Molenhouse was also charged with possession of cannabis. Officers observed the drug paraphernalia in plain view, police said. They have a court date on Sept. 27 in Bridgeview.

Michael Libby 34, of Blue Island, was arrested at 1:43 a.m. Aug. 28 and charged with DUI, and improper lane usage after he was stopped in 6800 block of College Drive after allegedly driving in the oncoming lane of traffic, police said. He was found to have a blood alcohol content of .226, police said. He has a court date on Sept. 27 in Bridgeview.

Sean Geraghty 19, of Palos Heights, was arrested at 11:50 p.m. Aug. 29 and charged with possession of drug paraphernalia after he was stopped in the 7300 block of Pueblo Lane. According to police, during a consensual contact with Geraghty, police smelled the odor of cannabis coming from the car; and police learned he was in possession of a glass smoking pipe containing burnt cannabis residue, according to the police report. He has a court date on Oct. 5 in Bridgeview.

Karen Walton, 48, of Palos Heights, was arrested at 12:57 p.m. Aug. 29 and charged with leaving the scene of an accident and failure to reduce speed to avoid an accident after she was stopped at the intersection of 135th Street and Spyglass Circle. She allegedly was involved in a property damage accident and fled the scene, police said. She has a court date on Sept. 27 in Bridgeview.

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