Officers arrested a man after he allegedly drove the wrong way while drunk and was found in possession of a defaced loaded gun in Gurnee, prosecutors said.
Devontae K. Domino, 30, of Gurnee, was charged with possession of a defaced firearm, two counts of aggravated unlawful use of a weapon, two counts of driving under the influence, illegal transportation of alcohol and improper traffic lane usage.
Lake County Assistant State’s Attorney Kelse Banks said officers received a 911 call for a wrong-way driver on Route 21 in Gurnee.
Officers responded to the January 2 call and confirmed the car was in the wrong lane of traffic.
The car then crossed over a median and got back into the correct lane of traffic, Banks said.
Officers stopped the vehicle and found Domino was driving.
He displayed signs of impairment and there was an open container of liquor in the car, Banks said.
Officers arrested Domino after he failed field sobriety tests.
He later blew a 0.269 blood alcohol content, which is over three times the legal limit.
Officers found a fully loaded revolver in Domino’s possession, Banks said. The serial number had been defaced.
Domino does not have a Firearm Owners Identification card or concealed carry license.
Lake County Judge Theodore Potkonjak ordered Domino held on a $200,000 bond.
Domino remains held in the Lake County Jail and would need to post $20,000 cash in order to be released.
A preliminary hearing is scheduled for February 2.