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ASHKUM, IL- Illinois State Police (ISP) District 21 is reporting the arrest of Ezequiel C.
Rico, 40, of Chicago; Stephen Wells, 70, of Kankakee; Guadalupe E. Cruz-Arteaga, 35,
of Momence all for Driving Under the Influence of Alcohol.

 

DUI


On September 11, 2019 at approximately 8:51 P.M., an Illinois State Trooper was on
patrol in Kankakee County. The trooper observed a vehicle traveling all over the
roadway on I-57 southbound at milepost 314. The trooper stopped the vehicle and
spoke with the driver, Ezequiel Rico. Rico showed signs of alcohol impairment. Rico
was placed under arrest and transported to the Kankakee County Jail for processing.
Rico was charged with Driving Under the Influence of Alcohol and issued a citation for
improper lane usage.


On September 13, 2019 at approximately 12:35 A.M., an Illinois State Trooper was on
patrol in Kankakee County. The trooper observed a vehicle traveling northbound in the
southbound lanes on I-57 southbound at milepost 308. The trooper stopped the vehicle
and spoke with the driver, Stephen Wells. Wells showed signs of alcohol impairment.
Wells was placed under arrest and transported to the Kankakee County Jail for
processing. Wells was charged with Driving Under the Influence of Alcohol and issued
citations for driving the wrong way and disobeying a traffic device.


On September 14, 2019 at approximately 12:31 A.M., an Illinois State Trooper was on
patrol in Iroquois County. The trooper observed a vehicle traveling at high rate of speed
on I-57 northbound at milepost 278. The trooper stopped the vehicle and spoke with
the driver, Guadalupe Cruz-Arteaga. Cruz-Arteaga showed signs of alcohol
impairment. Cruz-Arteaga was placed under arrest and transported to the Iroquois
County Jail for processing. Cruz-Arteaga was charged with Driving Under the Influence
of Alcohol. Cruz-Arteaga was issued citations for speeding, improper lane usage,
following too closely, no valid driver’s license, failure to carry driver’s license on
person, and operating an uninsured motor vehicle.

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