An alleged drunk driver was arrested after she stopped in the roadway to complain about a police officer’s bright lights while the officer was on a traffic stop with another drunk driver in Fox Lake.
Ryann I. Bambach, 52, of Fox Lake, was charged with two counts of aggravated driving under the influence, driving on a revoked or suspended license, operating an uninsured motor vehicle and improper stopping or parking.
Lake County Assistant State’s Attorney Kelse Banks said a police officer had conducted a traffic stop, which occurred in Fox Lake on February 26. The officer had their emergency lights activated.
Bambach was driving by the traffic stop and stopped in the middle of the road, Banks said.
Bambach rolled down her window and complained about the officer’s lights, Banks said.
Officers made contact with Bambach and noticed she exhibited signs of impairment.
Banks said the woman’s speech was slurred, she had bloodshot eyes and officers smelled an odor of alcohol coming from her.
Bambach performed field sobriety tests but failed all of them.
Officers arrested Bambach and she became belligerent, Banks said. They learned the woman has two prior driving under the influence offenses.
Bambach was also driving on a license that was revoked for the previous offenses.
Lake County Judge Raymond Collins ordered Bambach held on a $25,000 bond.
She was released from the Lake County Jail after posting 10% of her bond.
A preliminary hearing is scheduled for March 20.