Brenda G. Loth and Tami R. Lucibello of Naperville were arrested for driving under the influence after police pulled one of the vehicles over and the other driver stopped to wait for her friend.
The women, both 41, were driving back from a downtown bar around 1 a.m. when an officer spotted them committing lane violations and stop sign violations. The officer pulled one of the vehicles over, which prompted the other woman to pull over to wait for her colleague.
After a short while, another officer appeared on the scene. Both officers spoke with the women.
Lucibello allegedly told one of the officers that she and Loth had been at a downtown bar with workplace friends several hours earlier. The women said they left the bar at the same time and began driving home together.
Loth lives in River Woods on Naperville’s southeast side, while Lucibello lives in the Windridge neighborhood on the city’s southwest side.
It was not reported who was pulled over first, but Loth was charged with driving under the influence of alcohol, improper lane usage and disobeying a stop sign, while Lucibello was charged with driving under the influence, making an improper turn, and a license plate violation.
The women will also share a court date, as they are both scheduled in court for their arraignments on January 15.
Brett Appelman comments
Both of these women made a number of mistakes that night, aside from the simple fact that they drove while under the influence of alcohol.
When they were pulled over, they both admitted drinking, they both told the police that the other one had also been drinking, and they both committed small traffic violations which led to them being pulled over in the first place.
If you have been drinking and you get pulled over, the main thing to remember is to protect yourself by exercising your rights:
- Your right to remain silent: do not speak to the police, except to say your name and address. Do not answer any questions about where you were, where you are going, or if you have had anything to drink.
- Your right against self-incrimination: Do not take any sobriety tests. Do not stand on one leg, or walk a straight line, and certainly do not take the breath test. You have the right to refuse these tests.
If you keep a calm head, and remember your rights, you can probably save yourself much of the troubles that these women got themselves into.
related source: CBS Chicago