Man arrested twice over 16-hour period for DUI, forgery
BY BILL BIRD firstname.lastname@example.org January 17, 2013 6:22PM
Carl S. Medina, 35, of Glen Ellyn, faces trial for allegedly driving drunk in Naperville in another man's car, and then trying to use a forged passport to retrieve the car, which had been seized by police. | Courtesy of Naperville Police Department
Updated: February 19, 2013 3:13PM
A man who allegedly drove drunk in a borrowed car that was then impounded by Naperville police managed to double his trouble, after reputedly using a forged passport 16 hours later in a failed attempt to retrieve the vehicle.
Carl S. Medina is free on bond and awaiting trial on two municipal counts of driving under the influence of alcohol and a felony charge of obstruction of justice through false information.
Medina, 35, of Glen Ellyn, was stopped about 12:22 a.m. Sunday by a Naperville police officer on patrol near 75th Street and Wehrli Road. He was ticketed for drunken driving and taken to the police station.
Police impounded the vehicle, a white, 2011 Nissan Altima that belongs to a friend of Medina, police Sgt. Lou Cammiso said. The friend “was unavailable to get the car ... so Medina forged an ID, so he could get the car” for him, Cammiso said in an e-mail.
Medina returned to the police station about 4:17 p.m. Sunday, a police report stated. He allegedly presented a Mexican passport as proof of ownership.
Police quickly determined the passport was a forgery. Medina was then arrested and charged with obstruction of justice.
Court documents indicated Medina has no criminal record in DuPage, Kane and Will counties.
His arraignment is set for Feb. 4 in the obstruction of justice case. An arraignment date on the drunken driving charges is pending.