Chicago Heights man arrested after passenger calls police

2013-12-02T13:15:00Z 2013-12-02T20:04:28Z Chicago Heights man arrested after passenger calls policeJoyce Russell, (219) 762-1397, ext. 2222

PORTAGE | A Chicago Heights man was arrested early Sunday morning after a passenger in his car called police.

A woman riding with Dante Theus, 27, called police when Theus stopped at a local gas station, telling them she was afraid he was going to kill her and another passenger because of his driving.

Police stopped Theus a short time later in the 6200 block of U.S. 20.

Theus allegedly told police he was lost and trying to find his way to Sauk Village. He said he had come from Illinois and was trying to get his two female passengers home.

Police believed Theus had been drinking, but he refused to submit to any chemical tests. He was arrested and continued to be hostile and uncooperative with police, according to the report. A warrant was secured to conduct a blood draw at a local hospital.

Theus was charged with two counts of operating while intoxicated and resisting law enforcement.

The woman who called police said Theus had picked them up in South Holland and took a wrong turn onto the highway. When they told him he was going the wrong way, she said, he drove faster.

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