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Chicago woman arrested late Saturday for drunk driving

Updated: December 27, 2012 6:22AM



A Chicago woman was arrested Saturday night for driving drunk with three kids in her SUV and nearly hitting several emergency vehicles on the Borman Expressway.

Around 10:53 p.m., investigators said that Ayesha M. Crawford, 32, was headed east in a black 2008 GMC Yukon with three kids — ages 5, 6 and 10 years old. Crawford was traveling at a high rate of speed as she approached a semi fire near the Central Avenue exit. She locked up her brakes and came to an uncontrollable stop between Corporal Frederick L. Blohm Jr.’s police car and another vehicle, which had their emergency lights activated. Crawford tried to leave the scene when Blohm attempted to stop the SUV. She drove the Yukon towards a flatbed wrecker that had its deck down and started to proceed up the wrecker deck. Then, Crawford drove the Yukon off the side of the wrecker deck where Blohm finally got her to stop.

Police found that Crawford was driving impaired, so she was arrested for operating while intoxicated refusal. Crawford was wanted on four warrants. Crawford was booked into Lake County Jail.

She faces multiple charges, including habitual traffic violator, operating while intoxicated endangering, operating while intoxicated prior, operating while intoxicated with passengers less than 18 years old, neglect of a dependant with three children under the age of 11 years, and two failure to appear warrants — all Class D felonies.



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