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Drunk Park Ridge Man Points Gun At Driver: Prosecutors

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. Brian J. Konteck, of the 200 block of North Delphia Avenue in Park Ridge, faces several charges following the April 24 incident.

KANE COUNTY, IL — A 33-year-old Park Ridge man faces drunken driving and weapons charges following a road rage incident that happened in Elgin in recent weeks. Brian J. Konteck, of the 200 block of North Delphia Avenue in Park Ridge, is free from jail after a Kane County judge set Kontek’s bail at $50,000 and released him on “his promise to appear in court,” according to a news release from the Kane County State’s Attorney’s Office.

Kontek also was ordered to surrender all guns and his Firearm Owners Identification card, not to have any contact with the victim and two witnesses, and not to drink any alcohol, prosecutors said.

Kontek was arrested following the April 24 incident, which started around 12:30 p.m. when Kontek trailed a person in his car to an address in the 100 block of North Edison Avenue in Elgin following a “non-contact incident.” Prosecutors say Kontek drove recklessly and on the wrong side of the road before getting to the Elgin address, which is a location where the person who he’d followed used to work.

Two people inside the business came outside, saw the commotion and called police, according to the news release. Kontek got out of his car, walked up to the victim’s vehicles and pointed a handgun at the individual, prosecutors said.

Elgin Police Department arrived at the scene and found a handgun tucked into Kontek’s waistband, according to authorities. He had a valid FOID card but did not have a concealed carry license.

Police said Kontek showed “multiple signs of impairment.”

Kontek has since been charged with aggravated unlawful use of a weapon/loaded in a vehicle/no concealed carry license, a class 4 felony; three counts of aggravated unlawful use of a weapon, class 4 felonies; carrying a concealed firearm while under the influence of alcohol, a class A misdemeanor; aggravated assault, a class A misdemeanor; and unlawful use of a weapon/possessing a firearm in public, a class A misdemeanor; and driving under the influence, a class A misdemeanor

Kontek is next expected in court on June 25.

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