Prosecutors say an Ingleside man crashed his vehicle into an apartment building in Fox Lake while driving under the influence of alcohol and resisted arrest.
Shaun R. Dalton, 42, of the 35500 block of North Everett Avenue in Ingleside, was charged with driving under the influence, criminal damage to property and resisting a peace officer.
The incident happened around 10:50 p.m. Sunday at the Lincoln Garfield Apartments near Lincoln Avenue and Jefferson Street in Fox Lake.
Lake County Assistant State’s Attorney Dino Katris said police responded to a call of a possible DUI.
Officers, who were initially searching the area for the vehicle, came across the car, which had crashed into the side of a building.
The car went inside the building through the glass doors and hit the brick siding.
The glass doors were shattered and bricks were knocked down, Katris said.
Two parked cars had also been hit during the incident. One of them had its rear end ripped off and the other was smashed in.
A witness identified Dalton as the driver of the car and he was standing next to the vehicle.
Dalton had a strong odor of alcohol and refused to complete some of the DUI tests, Katris said.
The damage to the vehicles and building was “well over” the state’s felony $500 amount, Katris added.
Lake County Judge Theodore Potkonjak ordered Dalton held in the Lake County Jail on a $150,000 bond.
In addition to his criminal charges, Dalton was cited for failure to reduce speed, operating an uninsured motor vehicle and expiration of registration.
Lake County Assistant State’s Attorney Lillian Lewis argued against modifying Dalton’s bond during a subsequent court hearing Wednesday.
Potkonjak reduced Dalton’s bond to $50,000 and he was released from the jail after posting 10%.
A preliminary hearing is scheduled for July 13.