CHICAGO (CBS) — A man who already spent time in prison for a fatal drunk driving accident is again facing DUI charges.
Will County Sheriff’s Police say they stopped 33-year old Glen Higginbotham Jr.’s vehicle on Christmas Day near New Lenox Road and Oakview after they saw sparks coming from the wheels following a hit-and-run accident.
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He’s charged with drunk driving and other offenses, including driving on a revoked license.
The Yorkville man was previously convicted and sentenced to seven years in prison after a 1999 accident that killed 10-year old Candace Graham of Lockport.
The girl’s mother, Constance Graham, then admitted she also was drunk when she and her daughter were driving to a White Hen Pantry just before midnight on May 4, 1999.
Higginbotham’s car slammed into the passenger’s side of Graham’s vehicle at State and 12th streets, throwing the girl from the front seat to the rear.
The Sun-Times Media Wire contributed to this report