Wednesday, March 26, 2014

Drunk Driver Gets Car Stuck On Police Station's Lawn

"I'm not drunk.  I only drank one beer tonight!"

"Eyal Alima, 47, of the 1300 block of Southwind Drive, was charged with driving under the influence with a blood alcohol level of more than the legal driving limit of 0.08, according to police.

About 10 p.m. Saturday, Alima arrived at the Police Department to file a report, according to officials and Alima. But his car got stuck on the lawn after he tried unsuccessfully to park in a nearby area.

Alima missed the lot designated for public parking and drove into the employee section, said Daniel Petka, a Northbrook police spokesman.

Alima then circled the building and instead of exiting onto Landwehr Road turned and drove over the grass in front of the building, Petka said. The car likely got stuck because the lawn was saturated with melted snow, he said.

"The building is pretty well-lit outside," Petka said. "I think it'd be hard to get confused."

Alima, who was released on $1,000 bail the same night, said the incident was a misunderstanding.
"I absolutely 100 percent wasn't drunk," he said. "This happened by mistake."


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