Cook County Sheriff officers pulled over a man suspected of drunk driving Wednesday and were greeted by a driver who had doused himself with cologne in an attempt to cover up the smell of alcohol.
When asked his name, the man tried to throw-off officers by providing a phony name, hoping they would not discover his driving history, outstanding felony warrant on aggravated DUI, and the fact he was driving on a suspended license.
Twenty four hours later, the officers were on to his true identity and the fact that he had 20 prior traffic arrests including numerous DUI’s.
After being found out, the 31-year-old offender admitted that he had changed his name, date of birth, and address numerous times — after each arrest – to stay one step ahead of law enforcement.
When it was all said and done, the man was charged with aggravated DUI, obstruction of identification, and driving while license suspended based on DUI convictions. He was also cited for illegal U-turn, driving without insurance and possession of open alcohol.
Source: The Chicago Sun Times, “Deluge of cologne and fake IDs not enough to save man from DUI arrest”, BY Jeff Mayes, January 29, 2016.