Police: Woman accused of punching cop
A Plainfield woman is accused of punching a police officer while being escorted out of a downtown bar.
Lisa M. Apiquian, 49, of the 16000 block of Dan O'Connell Drive was arrested by Plainfield police and booked into the Will County jail on a charge of aggravated battery of a police officer.
Sgt. Mike Fisher said police were responding to a report of a possible DUI and a minor crash in downtown Plainfield at about 11:17 p.m.
"While an officer was waiting for that vehicle to be towed, [Apiquian] got out of that vehicle and started yelling and screaming at the officers and yelling and screaming at people on the sidewalk," Fisher said, describing Apiquian as "highly intoxicated."
Police said Apiquian attempted to go back inside the Uptown Eatery & Tap, despite having been asked to leave the bar earlier in the evening. When an officer attempted to stop her, Fisher said, she replied, "F--- you, I can do what I want."
According to Fisher, "She proceeded to turn around and try to punch the officer in the face." The officer deflected the punch with his hand, but was still punched in the chest, Fisher said.
Bond was set at $50,000.
Man charged with DUI, driving without headlights
A Plainfield man is charged with DUI after allegedly leading police on a brief pursuit through the Dunmoor Estates subdivision.
Justin M. Sherman, 23, of the 13000 block of Taylor Street, Plainfield, was arrested at his home after an officer spotted him driving without headlights Friday night, according to Fisher.
Fisher said the officer initiated a traffic stop, and "[Sherman] just failed to stop."
Fisher said Sherman instead headed to his home with police in pursuit, reaching a maximum speed of 60 mph.
Sherman was booked into the Will County jail on charges of driving under the influence of alcohol, operating wipers without headlights, improper lane use, driving 26-30 mph over the limit, disregarding a traffic-control device and aggravated fleeing, police said. Bond was set at $35,000.
Two accused of giving alcohol to a minor
Monica Cohen, 49, and Ryan Cohen, 19, both of the 13000 block of Merganser Court, Plainfield, were arrested by Plainfield police at 12:30 a.m. in the 13000 block of Merganser Court and charged with sale, gift or delivery of alcohol to a minor, police said.
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