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Driver Charged With DUI, Passengers Arrested: Police Blotter

The following people were charged with driving under the influence in Wheaton.

Wheaton Police Department. Credit: Charlotte Eriksen
Wheaton Police Department. Credit: Charlotte Eriksen

SUNDAY, JULY 21

DUI Alcohol

  • Police charged Dean A. Collis, 54, of the 300 block of West Madison Street, Wheaton, with driving under the influence of alcohol. Collis was driving a black 2010 Ford Focus at 2:42 p.m. at Gary and Madison when police initiated a traffic stop. He was released on bail later that day.
  • Police charged Alec J. Hatch, 31, of the 500 block of Kingston Drive, Geneva, with driving under the influence of alcohol. Hatch was driving a black 2002 Chrysler at 1:04 a.m. at Butterfield Road and Legends when police initiated a traffic stop. He was booked at the Wheaton Police Department and released later that morning.


SATURDAY, JULY 20

DUI Alcohol

  • Police charged Sarah F. Parrish, 22, of the 900 block of Creekside Drive, Plainfield, Ind., with driving under the influence of alcohol. Parrish was driving a red 2007 Chevrolet Cobalt at 3:17 a.m. at Foothill and Gables when police initiated a traffic stop. She was booked at the Wheaton Police Department and released later that morning.
  • Police charged Corey J. Richards, 23, of the 5100 block of South 200 E, Churubusco, Ind., with driving under the influence of alcohol. Richards was driving a black 2008 Chevrolet Cobalt at 2:10 a.m. at Butterfield Road and Cromwell Drive when police initiated a traffic stop. He was booked at the Wheaton Police Department and released later that day.


FRIDAY, JULY 19

Driver Charged, Passengers Arrested

Police charged Eric T. Kappa, 29, of the 2800 block of Sunnyside, Westchester, Ill., with driving under the influence of alcohol. Kappa was driving a black 2013 Chevrolet Camaro at 1:22 a.m. at Briarcliffe Boulevard and College Lane South when police initiated a traffic stop. He was booked at the Wheaton Police Department and released later that morning.

Also arrested at the same time and place were Matthew B. Lemkau, 29, and Leslie C. Abrams, 34, both of the 1700 block of East 22nd Street, Wheaton. Lemkau was taken into custody on an outstanding DuPage County Sheriff's Office warrant for failure to appear in court in connection with a DUI charge. He was transported to the DuPage County Jail where he was later released.

Abrams was charged with possession of drug paraphernalia. She was released at the scene at 2:18 a.m., according to a police report.

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Police Blotter information is provided by local law enforcement agencies. Charges are not evidence of guilt. They are a record of police actions taken on a given day, and persons charged with a crime are presumed innocent until proven guilty in court. If you or a family member are charged or cited and the case is subsequently adjudicated, we encourage you to notify the editor. We will verify and report the outcome.

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