Man Previously Jailed For Fatal DUI Arrested Again

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

  • dan

    The dirt bags of society whether black or white should be eliminated from the planet.

    3 strikes and your out-of life that is.

    1 strike yes there could me a mistake or wrongful conviction but if you kill someone and then come back to the trough of thuggery or stupidity for another round bye bye loser!

  • Roberta Waker

    Put him away for life because he will NEVER learn.

  • tom sharp

    As I’ve stated many a time on these blogs: if you want to kill someone do it with a ca, not a gun. You get sentenced to less than half the time and always get out early to do it again!! What will he get this time 15 years!? What a travesty of justice!

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