A 61-year-old woman, who had over three times the legal limit of alcohol in her blood, was arrested after she crashed into a construction excavator on Route 41 in Lake Forest.
The Lake Forest Police Department responded around 9:30 p.m. on July 5 to Route 41 and Westleigh Road for a call of a single-vehicle crash.
Officers located a black Acura RDX, driven by Nada Popovic, 61, of the 4100 block of Old Grand Avenue in Gurnee, that had crashed into the center median barrier.
The Acura also struck the rear of an unoccupied construction excavator.
Popovic, who authorities said was “dazed, confused and unsteady on her feet,” reported that she was uninjured in the crash.
Officers requested Lake Forest Fire Department paramedics to the scene to evaluate the woman.
When police and paramedics spoke with Popovic, they reported smelling an odor of alcohol on her breath.
Popovic denied driving the car and being involved in a crash when police spoke to her, authorities said.
Popovic was transported to Northwestern Medicine Hospital in Lake Forest for further evaluation.
Officers completed a driving under the influence investigation which resulted in a BAC reading of 0.275 — more than three times the legal limit.
Popovic was charged with driving under the influence of alcohol and released on a $3,000 bond.
She is scheduled to appear in court on August 26.