01/13/2012 09:29 am ET Updated Mar 14, 2012

Man Avoids DUI Because Synthetic Pot Wasn't Illegal Yet

Only 24 hours and 30 minutes separated a former serviceman from a possible DUI charge, according to Mokena police.

Benjamin J. Grabinski, 21, of the 19900 block of Lakeview Way in Mokena, was stopped near LaPorte Road and Timberview Drive on Dec. 30. Police allege that he was speeding and weaving into oncoming traffic around a bend after smoking the synthetic marijuana found in his car.

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