A 28-year-old man allegedly kicked an officer and headbutted another officer while being arrested for drunken driving on Route 41 in Highland Park.
Martin Figueroa-Cervantes, 28, of Cicero, was charged with resisting a peace officer causing injury, illegal transportation of alcohol by a driver, operating a vehicle with expired registration, driving without a license, speeding and driving under the influence of alcohol.
Officers with the Highland Park Police Department conducted a traffic stop around 5:50 a.m. on January 28.
They stopped a vehicle driven by Figueroa-Cervantes due to speeding on Route 41, according to a police report.
Prosecutors said Figueroa-Cervantes rear-ended a vehicle.
Officers eventually stopped him in the 1300 block of Half Day Road.
Figueroa-Cervantes was found to be driving under the influence of alcohol and he did not have a valid driver’s license, the report said.
Officers several alcoholic beverages on the floorboard. Figueroa-Cervantes admitted to drinking before driving.
Figueroa-Cervantes refused some of the field sobriety tests, prosecutors said.
Officers attempted to take Figueroa-Cervantes into custody but he allegedly began to pull away and tense his body.
As officers were placing him in a squad car, Figueroa-Cervantes kicked an officer, prosecutors said.
Figueroa-Cervantes then headbutted an officer who was trying to put the man’s seatbelt on, prosecutors added.
Figueroa-Cervantes was also wanted out of Cicero for failing to appear in court.
Lake County Judge Chris Morozin ordered Figueroa-Cervantes held on a $15,000 bond.
Figueroa-Cervantes was released from the Lake County Jail after posting $1,500 cash, court records show.