Driver arrested after crashing car into Oak Lawn house, hitting couch where woman slept: police

Roberto Rios charged with DUI after 99th Street crash

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Sunday, January 28, 2024
DUI driver crashes car into south suburban home: police
Roberto Rios was arrested for DUI after his car crashed into a house in Oak Lawn on 99th Street, police said.

OAK LAWN, Ill. (WLS) -- A man was charged with DUI after crashing into a south suburban home and hitting a couch where a woman was sleeping early Saturday, police said.

The crash happened just after midnight in the 5000 block of 99th Street in Oak Lawn, police said. A driver, under the influence of alcohol, allegedly blew a stop sign and crashed into a home.

The crash caused significant damage to the house and hit a couch inside, where a woman was sleeping. The driver and the resident were both treated for minor injuries, police said.

The driver, identified as 49-year-old Roberto Rios of Oak Lawn, was arrested and charged with DUI and reckless driving, police said.

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Rios had a blood-alcohol concentration level more than twice the legal limit, police said. He is due in court Feb. 28.

No further information was immediately available.