Sunday, June 26, 2011

Hey, Nod Off In Your Own Damn Suburb!

From the Tribune:
"A Vernon Hills man has been charged with drug and traffic offenses after paramedics had to climb inside his car to revive him after he had passed out behind the wheel on a street in the Buena Park neighborhood on Chicago's North Side.

Neither Alex Kudrikov, 23, of the 1000 block of Chatham Place in Vernon Hills, nor his girlfriend in the passenger seat woke up when Chicago Fire Department paramedics tapped the glass of his car as it sat stopped Saturday, blocking traffic in the 4300 block of North Marine Drive, a police report states.  So the paramedics, seeing the car was still in gear and that the unconscious Kudrikov’s foot on the brake was the only thing preventing the car from rolling, climbed in through a rear door and put the car in park."  Read the rest of the story here.


  1. I sincerely hope this motorist is charged with everything that he can legally be charged with... and that the charges stick. Get another dangerous driver off the road.

  2. The crappy thing is, that if they were in Vernon Hills where they are from, they would receive a MUCH HARSHER charge and/or sentence than they will get here in Chicago. It's too bad, people like this are just as pathetic and dangerous as the gun-toting gangbangers. Heroin or crack while driving, nodding off behind the wheel, hitting another car....Thankfully he didn't mow down some kids.