This seems to be a problem with drunk drivers over the past 8 years. Out of 5 arrests, they all occurred speeding on the Kennedy Expressway. Ironically, out of those arrests, two took place this past month. It was the second arrest this month that really has turned heads. Illinois State Police rushed to stop a suspected drunk driver speeding the wrong way on the heavily trafficked Kennedy Expressway.
Unbelievably and thankfully the other early-morning drivers were aware of the speed demon, as to there were no casualties or injuries. The driver was stopped at about 1:45 a.m., after speeding down the Kennedy Expressway. The Illinois State Police were able to catch the culprit near the Irving Park exit according to authorities. It was Master Sargeant Joseph Stangl who had been following the drunk driver traveling inbound on the Kennedy's outbound lanes.
Through this process the motorist barely missed striking a state police squad car that was in the process of making an entirely different traffic violation stop near Kostner Avenue.The state trooper was pulling the other motorist over to the curb whom he finally curbed to the left shoulder of the road. During this process, the trooper quickly noticed that there was a speeding vehicle headed right towards them.
Eventually, the wrong-way driver slowed down, but continued driving inbound simply swerving around the trooper and the trooper automobile! The trooper, Mark Hall, quickly pulled a U-turn safely and stopped the driver. The driver was then stopped and arrested with suspicions of driving under the influence. Along with the DUI arrest, the trooper designated citations for the motorist for driving the wrong way, not wearing a seatbelt, failure to yield, and not having insurance.