Doing ‘doughnuts,’ crashing into snowbank leads to DUI

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St. Charles man charged with felony resisting arrest

Carlos Romero-Alfaro was charged with felony resisting arrest

ST. CHARLES TOWNSHIP – A St. Charles man was charged with driving under the influence Jan. 23 after a Kane County deputy watched him doing “doughnuts” in the parking lot at the Kane County Sheriff’s Office, then crash into a snowbank near the flag poles and stop sign area by the entrance of the sheriff’s office, according to Kane County Sheriff’s reports.

Carlos J. Romero-Alfaro, 28, of the 600 block of 11th Avenue, St. Charles, was also charged with felony resisting arrest by refusing to get out of his car, requiring two deputies and a state trooper to remove him from the car and carry him to a squad car, reports stated.

Romero-Alfaro was also charged with misdemeanor resisting a police officer, illegal transportation of alcohol, reckless driving and property damage.

At 11 p.m. that night, a deputy saw Romero-Alfaro’s car doing “doughnuts” – that is driving in circles in the snow – before he crashed into the snowbank and stop sign, reports stated.

When deputies approached Romero-Alfaro’s vehicle, a 2009 gray Subaru Legacy, they saw him holding a Milwaukee’s Best Ice beer can between his legs and an empty can he threw out the window, the report stated.

“I asked Carlos what he was doing and he appeared stupefied,” the report stated. “Carlos was slurring his speech and kept asking for a lighter to light his cigarette, even though I observed him holding a lighter in his right hand. Carlos could not answer why he was doing ‘doughnuts’ in the parking lot of the sheriff’s office and would consistently repeat, just say, ‘What?’”

Romero-Alfaro refused when he was asked to step out of his vehicle, and then he refused when police ordered him to step out, even after being told he was under arrest, the report stated.

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