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Man Charged With DUI In Fatal Hit-And-Run

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Sam Manyfield is charged with drunk driving in a hit-and-run crash that killed a 52-year-old woman on the 4600 block of South Ashland Avenue on July 5, 2011. (Credit: Chicago Police Department)

Sam Manyfield is charged with drunk driving in a hit-and-run crash that killed a 52-year-old woman on the 4600 block of South Ashland Avenue on July 5, 2011. (Credit: Chicago Police Department)

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Updated 07/07/11 – 6:10 p.m.

CHICAGO (CBS) – A West Pullman man has been charged with drunk driving in a hit-and-run that killed a 52-year-old woman in the Back of the Yards neighborhood on Tuesday.

Sam Manyfield, 69, has been charged with aggravated DUI, reckless homicide and leaving the scene of a fatal accident, police said. He was also cited with two counts of DUI, hitting a pedestrian in the road, driving on a suspended license and driving without insurance.

Police News Affairs Officer Ronald Gaines said Mayfield’s blood alcohol level was “extremely high” at the time of the crash.

Manyfield, of the 400 block of West 126th Street, was ordered held on $350,000 bond at a bond hearing Thursday afternoon.

He was allegedly drunk behind the wheel of a Jeep Cherokee when the vehicle struck Yvonne Williams as she was trying to cross the 4600 block of South Ashland Avenue at 8:50 a.m. Tuesday, police said.

Police stopped the Jeep in the 1600 block of West 45th Street and took Manyfield into custody.

Williams, of the 5500 block of South Justine Street, was pronounced dead at John H. Stroger Jr. Hospital of Cook County at 9:33 a.m. on Tuesday.

(The Sun-Times Media Wire contributed to this report.)

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