Indiana State Police Reports: Bob Demitro Arrested for DUI with Week Old Baby in Car
Lake County-A Berwyn, Illinois man was stopped on the Indiana Toll Road this morning, and arrested for Operating While Intoxicated, with his wife and five minor children inside the car. One of those children was only one week old.
Preliminary investigation by Trooper Alaa Hamed revealed, at approximately 1:58 a.m., this Thursday, June 29, 2017, morning, Hamed was westbound at the 1.3 mile marker (this is a little over a mile east of the Indiana/Illinois state line) just completing a traffic stop, when he saw a 2000 Ford SUV, in the far left lane westbound make a sudden and erratic movement across two lanes without signaling. The Ford also had no/improper tail lights.
Hamed pulled behind the Ford, activated his emergency lights and siren and pulled the Ford over at the 1-mile marker. The male driver, later identified as Bob Demitro, 39 of Berwyn, Illinois, had an overwhelming odor of alcoholic beverage and appeared confused when Hamed talked to him.
Further investigation by Trooper Hamed revealed that Demitro was impaired and had a Blood Alcohol Content of .12%. He was taken and incarcerated at Lake County Jail in Crown Point.
Demitro’s spouse and their five minor children ranging in age from 15 years old to a one week old were also inside the Ford. A family member came to pick them up.
Demitro was charged with: Operating While Intoxicated with passengers 18 years or less-Level 6 Felony