Driver and two passengers face drug and alcohol charges

Vanessa Wawerski, 21, of Ottawa, was arrested by La Salle County Sheriff’s police Wednesday, Jan. 9, on charges of driving under the influence of alcohol, illegal possession of cannabis under 2.5 grams, improper lane usage and having a rear passenger without a seatbelt on.

Wawerski posted bond and was released.

Wawerski’s passenger Harrision MaGuire, 21, of Ottawa, was cited by La Salle County Sheriff’s police Jan. 9 on a charge of unlawful possession of drug paraphernalia.

Passenger Nicholas Sabia, 20, of Ottawa, was cited with charges of unlawful consumption of alcohol by a minor and failure to wear a seatbelt.

MaGuire and Sabia were given notices to appear in court.