Semi Driver Found with Alcohol in Cab: Kendall County DUI Reports

A roundup of recent driving under the influence charges.

Saturday, Dec. 7

Richard J. Sutton, 26, of the 500 block of Lauderdale, Llano, Texas, was arrested at 2:19 a.m. at Route 47 and Cannonball Trail and charged with driving under the influence of alcohol, said Yorkville police. He was found sleeping in his semi-tractor parked improperly on the side of the road. An empty liquor bottle was found in the cab of the truck, and he was thus also charged with the illegal transportation of alcohol. 

Thursday, Dec. 5

James Warren Verden Jr., 48, of the 900 block of Brookside, Marengo, was arrested at 8:43 p.m. at Routes 34 and 71 and charged with driving under the influence, said Oswego police. He was also cited improper lane usage, disobeying a traffic control device and the illegal transportation of alcohol.

Police report information is provided by local police departments. Charges are not evidence of guilt. They are a record of police actions on a given day, and persons charged with a crime are presumed innocent until proven guilty in court. If you or a family member are charged or cited and the case is subsequently adjudicated, we encourage you to notify the editor. We will verify and report the outcome. 


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