Man Celebrating Divorce Charged With Drunk Driving

CHICAGO (CBS) — A man celebrating his divorce allegedly got so drunk that he fell asleep behind a moving vehicle, but police were able to stop the car by hand because it was moving so slowly.

Police stopped Raul Vega, 34, as he drove along West Cermak Road and Marshall Boulevard at 5 mph, police said.

Police saw the slow moving car being followed by the person who had called police. Ogden District officers were able to physically stop the car, pound on the window and awaken Vega, whose head was “cocked back” and whose eyes were closed, according to the report.

When he woke up, he began fumbling with the windshield wipers and officers ordered him to put the car in park, the report said.

He had slurred speech, heavy eyelids, bloodshot eyes and an expired driver’s license, the report said. He told officers he drank 10 to 12 beers because he was celebrating his divorce, the report said.

Vega, of the 2600 block of West 24th Street, was charged with felony aggravated DUI and two misdemeanor counts of DUI. He was also cited for having an expired driver’s license, not wearing a seat belt, driving left of center and driving too slow, police said.

(Source: Sun-Times Media Wire © Chicago Sun-Times 2010. All Rights Reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten, or redistributed.)

  • tell it to the judge

    Mr. Vega just had himself a $15,000 night.


  • ram will ruin manual

    does the wife have to pay 50%

  • Chivi

    The ex-wife is probably sound asleep somewhere not worrying about him anymore.

  • Dan

    What the hell is this idiot’s immigration status?

    • 911


      • Dan

        That is not a nice thing to say.I asked a legitimate question.

  • 73444


    • Henry

      Take it easy,I also would like to know his status.

  • UncleTom

    Imagine that, a mexican driving drunk. Who would have thought? I am interested in knowing what his immigration status is also.

    • tkman

      His status is American because his bride was no doubt a US citizen and married him so he would not get deported

      • Henry

        That’s pathetic.The laws should be changed.

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