Man Found 'Resting' in the Middle of the Road

He was taken to the hospital due to intoxication.

Police got a call at 11:44 p.m. Aug. 18, 2011, from a person driving eastbound on North Avenue who reported they saw a man laying in the middle of the road on Clinton Street. The caller said a bicycle was near the man.

When police arrived, they found Timothy A. Tinnes, 53, of 444 Fay St., Elmhurst, who told police he just stopped for a rest and had not been hit by a car.

Police said Tinnes had slurred speech, glassy eyes and a "strong odor" of alcohol emanating from him. He was taken to Elmhurst Memorial Hospital by medics due to his high level of intoxication, reports said. He was issued a citation for disorderly conduct, public intoxication, at the hospital.

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MIKE August 24, 2011 at 03:52 PM
What's going on,with males in their 50's, going a little crazy in Elmhurst. Please get these two some help............
Ercie Berwick August 21, 2013 at 03:39 AM
In the first paragraph, the verb should be "lying," not "laying." Only hens "lay." Years ago ("in the good old days" when I was growing up and English was taught the way English should be taught in the public schools), no student beyond kindergarten would say "laying" for "lying." And everybody who wrote a column knew the difference. Ugh!


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