Sheriff: Female Juvenile Plows Car Into Neighbors' Cars

Incident happened late Sunday night on Fernwood Road.

Editor's Note: This story has been revised. Originally Zolper had been identified as the driver of the vehicle, but he was not. Inaccurate information was provided to Patch by the Sheriff's office.

A 17-year-old female juvenile drove a car into three other cars late Sunday night in the 100 block of Fernwood Road, according to the Kendall County Sheriff’s office.

The juvenille was charged with driving under the influence of alcohol and consumption of alcohol by a minor at about 11:41 p.m. Sunday after driving a 2005 Buick into two cars parked at 156 Fernwood and another car parked at 154 Fernwood before coming to a stop, according to the Kendall County Sheriff’s office.

A fellow underage passenger and Tyler William Zolper, 18, of the 0-99 block of Fernwood Road, were also charged with consumption of alcohol by a minor, were taken to Rush-Copley Medical Center to be treated for injuries, the sheriff’s office said.

A condition report was not immediately available.

cdobbs October 09, 2012 at 09:15 PM
Steve, you make me laugh. You say he is in rehab. Must not be working! Time to go to jail and get the kind of rehab that might stick in his head that there are conciquences for actions! Jane is 100% correct. Just because a kid is 18 doesn't mean he can do whatever he wants whenever he wants. If he lives in your parent's home Steven, then they can and should be doing something!! And perhaps we should not judge this kid, but when he goes to court for all of those charges he will be judged and most likely be sentenced to jail time. At least then we can sleep a little better here in Boulder Hill.
cdobbs October 09, 2012 at 09:20 PM
Midnight is unrealistic for an 18 year old with repeated criminal offenses.
Yep it's Me October 09, 2012 at 09:22 PM
Woah...you obviously do not understand how addiction to any substance works. Before opening your mouth and putting your foot in too deep, you better get an understanding of how substance abuse works. Jail is not the option in a lot of cases for underage drinking. They are not treated in jail for substance abuse. They will come out with worse habits than they went in with and typically a larger thirst for the bottle. They need to face any punishments handed down for their actions but don't condemn these kids to hell. Shall we toss others in jail for stupidity and ignorance on topics?
cdobbs October 09, 2012 at 09:22 PM
Mom and brother are on here trying to defend this Tyler kid instead of dealing with the issues this kid obviously has. Maybe just stop making excuses for the kid an he'll have to be accountable for his repeated blatant disregard for the law.
cdobbs October 09, 2012 at 09:34 PM
First of all, you said you were his mom up above several posts. So no breaking news there. Second, I followed the link to his arrest history in Kendall County. OBVIOUSLY the kid has issues beyond just alcohol. This is seen from his arrests that are for more than just substances.
cdobbs October 09, 2012 at 09:39 PM
You use act as if substance abuse is his on problems. Do you just ignore his other arrests? You conveinantly do. I have a life to live so enjoy trying to defend your son while I go enjoy time with my daughter.
petegonz October 09, 2012 at 10:21 PM
It doesn't state mom, just say he is your son. They just assumed. Obviously you are his dad. ha ha ha Well fine son you have raised sir. You must be proud. Now get off here and go be a dad. Get the boy some help that works.
petegonz October 09, 2012 at 10:25 PM
Midnight is unrealistic when the 18 year old has that history. You have to draw the line at some point. Start parenting!
petegonz October 09, 2012 at 10:28 PM
cdobbs, you can't win. No matter what there are some parents who make excuse after excuse for their children.
Josh LaMantan October 09, 2012 at 10:33 PM
So that it is easy for one to understand, people are judging the actions and consequences of this individual. This is not an attack or judgment on the individual because we all know that sometimes good people make bad choices. With that being said, to have been arrested multiple times in the course of a year and to continue the same type of behavior is troublesome. To site substance abuse at such a young age is a travesty and I can see where people are quick to jump on the parents and their choices in raising this child but they ultimately cannot control his decision making, it is on the individual. As parents, we can only arm our children with the best possible information so that they hopefully make the right choices in life. I hope that this individual finds the help and direction he needs in life to be a productive member of society. I think a first good step would be rehab and as a second suggestion, the military. I have known quite a few people who got straightened out from their times serving. God Bless.
petegonz October 09, 2012 at 10:33 PM
One other petty misdemeanor? Who are you fooling? Besides the couple of consumption of liquor by a minor charges he has retail theft, resisting arrest, criminal tresspassing, not to mention this arrest...so I'm seeing a pattern here. How does jail not come in to the picture at some point? Who knows how many arrests he had prior to this since he would have been a juvenile.
petegonz October 09, 2012 at 10:47 PM
Well said Josh and I agree with you completely. Tyler's dad, I am done with this conversation. You are clearly delusional. Hopefully, for your son's sake and the rest of us, your boy gets help. He is clearly not learning from his repeated mistakes and is not doing what is necessary to improve his life.
Jane Enviere October 09, 2012 at 10:51 PM
We didn't do anything in our family that required us to be "thrown out". No arrests, no DUIs, no drugs, just ended up being regular old college grads who moved out and got on with our lives after respecting the very reasonable rules of the household. I'd say it worked out fine for us. And yes, I'd say this 18 year old should have been home before 11:41 instead of being out boozing it up. If you can't see a problem with that in hindsight, well...that tells a lot of the story right there.
Boulder Hill Neighbor October 09, 2012 at 11:26 PM
Did any of these kids help clean up the mess they made to the yards they tore up? Pick up the pieces of wrecked cars? I see kids that probably live there playing football all the time in their yards. Did they help the homeowners replace the mailbox? These neighbors are obviously hard working people that take pride in their homes and these irresponsible kids ruin it in a matter of seconds.
WATCHMAN October 10, 2012 at 12:19 AM
What happened is certainly a shame. Having it become a judgmental media circus makes it even more of a travesty. I've raised my children the best I could and they have turned their back on their faith along with being constructive and law abiding citizens. My heart goes out to all that have become affected by this. I also feel for the people that are passing judgement prior to hearing the whole story. The double whammy is that this misfortune makes the news and turns into an embarrassment especially when dealing with the ignorant.
oswegoannie October 10, 2012 at 12:23 AM
Well. "my comments" thinks it is just fine and dandy that their 18 y/o offspring continues to drink and drive. I do understand he was not driving in this incident, but he was still drunk in the car with the underage drunken girl. I wonder how he/she will feel when their son kills someone while DUI. I can only pray it will not be one of MY family. "my comments" - your kid is a funeral waiting to happen - either his or some innocent person's. Be a parent and take away the keys and access to any vehicles - do us all a favor!!!
oswegoannie October 10, 2012 at 12:26 AM
Yeah - your kid has the right to be out after midnight if you approve, but do everyone else in the community a favor and take away all driving privileges. And ENFORCE it before he kills himself or someone else while DUI.
Paul L. October 10, 2012 at 01:06 AM
Sorry, but you never stop being a parent. Unless you feel you don't need to be one and have nothing to do with your children after they become adults. As a parent you bet my boot would be up their rear end for being stupid, let alone this is an underage child and no doubt have put their family at finanical risk. At the end of the day, you as a parent need to teach your children right and wrong and pray they have listened.
loves2dance October 10, 2012 at 01:14 AM
I went to school with Tyler. I've known him for 6 years. I was class of 2012 Oswego East. Same as him. This year is not the first year he has been in trouble. His dad is absolutely lying when he says this is something new this year. He's has been trouble for as long as I have known him. My mom always warned me to stay away from him and she was right. My mom raised me to associate with decent people and date guys who were not juvenile delinquents. Tyler, thankfully, has not killed someone yet. If he ever did, it would not be a shock to anyone who knows him. Please, for the sake of other pedestrians and drivers, get him help. Stop worrying about trying to make him look sympathetic and realize he is a danger to himself and others.
loves2dance October 10, 2012 at 01:17 AM
His parents have always just tried to ignore the problems Tyler has. He needed help many years ago. This is nothing new.
loves2dance October 10, 2012 at 01:20 AM
He was out running the streets when he was under age 18 too and would be out at 2am so why would his parents suddenly start enforcing rules.
loves2dance October 10, 2012 at 01:22 AM
Seriously? If you are proud, your standards must be set very low.
loves2dance October 10, 2012 at 01:23 AM
1 out of 18? You are definitely leaving out a few years. Maybe if you held him to a higher standard growing up he wouldn't be so messed up now.
raydiddler October 10, 2012 at 01:46 AM
Your words are so foolish father of Tyler Zolper!! You say, "They made a mistake, There was a accident. It happens." That kind of attitude is why your son is the way he is. You are disgraceful!! They were all drinking. Whether he is the passenger or the driver they were drinking and driving!!!! I can not believe you could be so casual about the seriousness of that fact.
Get your story straight October 10, 2012 at 01:47 AM
I am disgusted at some of the comments made to this post. Yes, bad decisions were made-I am not denying that-but to all you holier than thou parents claiming to have the lock on your children, I would bet anything that you are simply unaware of the things your child does while not in your presence-and that they have been lucky enough to not get caught. There are MANY circumstances in the lives of these individuals that you could NEVER understand and your snide, one-sided judgemental comments do nothing positive here. Substance abuse is a disease, and if you are unable to accept that - it's time to broaden your education, do some research!! The facts were not even presented correctly in this story from the jump.... Thank you Oswego Patch for creating this debacle. If it was my story that was completely incorrect, I would want it taken down - and I would feel HORRIBLE for what came about because of the falseness I had posted - But, that's just me....
raydiddler October 10, 2012 at 01:52 AM
Just for those coming to this. You may not understand the flow of the posts here. I have read Tyler Zolper's father defending him all day. Now that he was called out for his foolish thoughts. He deletes all his posts because he was called out point blank and could no longer defend his completely wrong way of thinking.
raydiddler October 10, 2012 at 01:53 AM
This comes right as Father Zolper disappears...coincidence?
Stef October 10, 2012 at 02:13 AM
I can not believe all the insults being directed towards the parents. If you have children be careful Your words may come to bite back. You can only guide your kids and hope they grow up and become assets. Blaming parents does not help in making the kids responsible for their actions.
Get your story straight October 10, 2012 at 02:18 AM
No, this is not his father - or anyone involved for that matter. You are entitled to your opinion, as am I. It is my opinion that many of the posts here are due to the story being posted with false information in the first place. I find that to be disturbing. An attack on a family and one of the individuals involved is not going to solve anything. My point is simply that not one person that has stated negative comments on this post is informed of the actual story. I will leave it at that. I have spoken my peace and am done commenting about it.
Carl Smith October 10, 2012 at 02:45 AM
You people make me sick! I'm shocked at the thing's that have been said on here! All these posts should be removed and you should be banned from leaving anymore comments. As if the family isn't under enough stress, you have to attack their son and them! There is a difference between defending and stating the facts! This family and very young adult are not the disgrace...you all are! Maybe you all should have listened to your parents when they taught you...if you don't have anything nice to say don't say anything at all! Anyone has the freedom to yell at me, disagree with, say what you will as I won't be returning to read anymore of your stupidity. Just remember karma is a bicth! I wouldn't want to mess with the drive of this karma bus either!


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