ST. CHARLES TOWNSHIP –A St. Charles Township woman was charged with driving under the influence and having a blood alcohol content greater than 0.08% – 0.187% – more than twice the legal limit, according to Kane County Sheriff’s reports.
Teresa Hernandez, 50, of the 34W300 block of Courier Avenue, St. Charles Township, was also charged Dec. 7 with failure to reduce speed to avoid an accident, according to sheriff reports and court records.
Deputies were called to Route 25 and Courier Avenue about 10 p.m. that night in response to a report of a crash, the report stated.
Deputies found a blue 2016 Chevrolet Trax sport utility vehicle
was on the east side of the intersection and partially off the road with its front end in a ditch. It had struck a sign, the report stated.
While Hernandez was being treated in the back of an ambulance, deputies spoke to her and noted a “strong odor of alcoholic beverages upon her breath and noticed her eyes were bloodshot and glazed,” the report stated.
When Hernandez exited the ambulance, she stumbled and the deputy caught her to prevent her from falling into the ditch, the report stated.
Hernandez told the deputy that she bought a six-pack of beer and had consumed three prior to driving, the report stated.
During a field sobriety exam, Hernandez was unable to recite the alphabet correctly stating, “A, B, C, D, F, A, G,” before stopping. On a second attempt, she recited, “A, B, C, D, E, I, G, H,” then stopped, stating, “I forgot,” the report stated.
A roadside breath sample indicated her blood alcohol content was 0.203%. A second breath sample taken 20 minutes later measured 0.187%, which is the amount she was charged with, the report stated.
Hernandez also failed all the field sobriety tests, the report stated.
Both measurements were more than twice the legal limit of 0.08%.
Hernandez is scheduled to appear in court Jan. 22.