PALATINE – Police found crystal meth and marijuana on a Cary man who started fighting officers after being pulled over for driving under closing railroad gates, authorities said.
David J. Lee, 45, of 6703 Pheasant Trail, is charged with several crimes stemming from the incident at about 9:30 p.m. Thursday.
Lee was pulled over for driving his pickup truck under activated train gates near South Hicks Road and Northwest Highway, according to a news release from the Palatine Police Department.
After Lee failed a field sobriety test and as the officer tried to arrest him, Lee became combative and began to kick and punch the officer. Police eventually used a stun gun and arrested Lee, the release said.
He is charged with driving under the influence; aggravated battery to a police officer; felony possession of 920 grams of marijuana with the intent to deliver; felony possession of a controlled substance – 43 grams of methamphetamine – with the intent to deliver; unlawful use of a weapon for possession of a spring-loaded "switchblade" knife; possession of drug paraphernalia; and driving with an expired license.