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Police: Drunk man blocked company entrance, fought cops

Zechariah X. Ramones
Zechariah X. Ramones

A Joliet man allegedly blocked the entrance to a Bolingbrook logistics company by sitting in his car drunk and then fought with officers who responded to the scene, police said.

About 4:30 p.m. April 15, officers went to Fairrington Distribution, 553 Joliet Road, after receiving a report of a man blocking the entrance with a Chevrolet Silverado truck, Bolingbrook police
Lt. Anthony Columbus said.

Officers arrived and met with Zechariah X. Ramones, 29, of Joliet, who appeared to be intoxicated and sitting in his truck drinking alcohol, Columbus said. He allegedly was fighting with employees after he was told to move his vehicle. 

Ramones’ breath allegedly smelled strongly of alcohol, his speech was severely slurred and his eyes were glassy and bloodshot, Columbus said. Officers tried to conduct a sobriety test on Ramones, but he allegedly ran from police. The officers caught up with him, but he pushed them away, Columbus said.

Ramones was brought to the ground and then into custody, after a struggle. Columbus said Ramones was allegedly resisting arrest, striking officers and pushing officers away to avoid arrest. One officer suffered injuries that were not life threatening but required medical attention, he said. 

The officers determined Ramones’ license was revoked because of a previous conviction for driving under the influence, Columbus said. 

Ramones was charged with aggravated DUI, aggravated battery, driving with a revoked license and resisting police. 

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