Winthrop Harbor Police Department

PRESS RELEASE


January 24, 2011: Arrest Notices 1/21/11 - 1/22/11

Traffic Arrests:

On 01/21/2011, an Officer stopped a vehicle within the 1300 block of Sheridan Road for improper lane usage. The driver, Jerry J. Novak, 55, of Waukegan was subsequently taken into custody for officer safety reasons and a search of Novak's person revealed a small amount of cannabis. Novak later failed field sobriety testing. Novak was charged with Improper Lane Usage, Operation of an Uninsured Vehicle, Unlawful Possession of Cannabis, and Driving Under the Influence of Drugs. Novak was later released by his signature pending a future court date.

On 01/22/2011, an Officer stopped a vehicle within the 200 block of Sheridan Road for improper lane usage. The driver, William D. Jefferson, 33, of Milwaukee was subsequently taken into custody after the Officer verified his driver's license was suspended. Jefferson later failed field sobriety tests. Jefferson was charged with Improper Lane Usage, Operation of an Uninsured Vehicle, Driving While License Suspended, and Driving Under the Influence of Drugs. Jefferson was later released by his signature pending a future court date.

Note: Any person charged with an offense has the right to be presumed innocent until proven guilty according to law. Persons named herein are merely alleged to have committed the offense(s) they are accused of.

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