Aggravated DUI

Ivan Sanchez (Credit: Chicago Police)

Prosecutors: Man Charged In Fatal Crash Was Drag Racing With Friend

The crash happened between a BMW and a Jeep heading west on Lower Wacker Drive near Garvey Court about 4:20 a.m., police said. The BMW struck the Jeep, then a concrete barrier.

07/20/2015

Two people died after a car hit a tree in Park Forest. The driver fled the scene, but was arrested after turning up at a hospital. (Credit: CapturedNews)

Man Charged In Deadly Park Forest Crash

A 22-year-old man from Country Club Hills has been charged with several felonies, after fleeing the scene of a crash that killed two teenage passengers in Park Forest earlier this week.

06/12/2015

David Peden (Photo courtesy Times of Northwest Indiana)

Teen Charged With DUI In Crash That Killed Two After Prom In Calumet City

David Peden, 18, is charged with reckless homicide and aggravated DUI causing death, according to the Cook County state’s attorney’s office. He was ordered held on a $40,000 bond Tuesday and is next scheduled to appear in court June 8.

05/20/2015

Erick Ochoa (Credit: Chicago Police)

Man Charged With DUI For Crash That Killed 3-Year-Old Boy

Erick Ochoa, 24, has been charged with a felony count of aggravated DUI involving a death, according to a statement from Chicago Police. He was also cited for driving on a suspended license and failing to stop at a stop sign.

04/28/2015

Shikita Woods (Credit: Chicago Police)

Woman Charged With Causing 5-Car Crash That Killed Pedestrian

A northwest Indiana woman has been charged with murder after a drunken fight with her husband early Sunday led to a five-car crash that killed a pedestrian on the South Side, police said.

04/14/2015

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Victim’s Family Sues Over Fatal Hit-And-Run In Tinley Park

The family of a man from India who was fatally struck by a truck last summer while visiting south suburban Tinley Park has filed a lawsuit against the 23-year-old who allegedly fled the scene after the crash.

03/20/2015

Deonta Carson (Credit: Chicago Police)

Man Charged With DUI After Crashing Stolen Vehicle

Deonta T. Carson, 19, is charged with felony vehicular hijacking, two felony counts of aggravated DUI, two misdemeanor counts of resisting a peace officer, one misdemeanor count each of DUI and violating parole; and two traffic citations, according to Chicago Police.

03/11/2015

Harry Clemons (Credit: Cook County Sheriff)

Man Charged With Drunk Driving In Crash That Killed Pedestrian

Harry Clemons, 35, has been charged with aggravated DUI involving a death, aggravated DUI resulting in bodily harm, failure to reduce speed, failure to exercise due care to avoid colliding with a pedestrian, operating a motor vehicle without insurance and driving on a revoked license, according to Chicago Police.

03/10/2015

Firefighters used ropes to crawl on the frozen surface of a lagoon in Lincoln Park, after a car crashed and rolled onto its roof early Monday. (Credit: Network Video Productions)

Driver Charged In Fatal Rollover On Frozen Lagoon

A man has been charged with driving under the influence in connection with a fatal rollover crash that occurred on Lake Shore Drive near the Lincoln Park Zoo early Monday, police said.

01/21/2015

Jose Estrada (Credit: Chicago Police)

Man Charged With DUI In Hit-And-Run That Left Two Dead

Jose Estrada, 24, faces two felony counts of aggravated DUI resulting in death, two misdemeanor DUI counts, and one citation for failure to reduce speed, according to Chicago Police.

01/19/2015

Maciej Machniewicz (Credit: Chicago Police)

Man Charged With Drunk Driving After Crash That Killed Pedestrian

Maciej Machniewicz, 45, was driving south on Austin Avenue before “abruptly” turning east onto Belmont Avenue, according to police. He then hit another southbound vehicle and forced it to crash into a third vehicle. The vehicle Machniewicz was driving then hit a traffic box, a light pole, a fence and a pedestrian before coming to a rest.

11/06/2014

Mark Oelerich

Murder Defendant Says Demons, God Controlled Him

Jurors heard graphic details of a fatal head-on crash and allegations of bizarre behavior from the defendant during opening statements Tuesday in the first-degree murder trial of Mark Oelerich.

09/24/2014

Michael Szot (Credit: DuPage County Sheriff)

New Revelations In Fatal Naperville Crash

A Geneva man accused of being drunk when his car plunged into a west suburban Naperville pond initially pointed the finger at his two friends who drowned as a result of the crash, according to prosecutors.

08/29/2014

Sean Riley (Credit: Chicago Police)

Man Charged With DUI For Fatally Striking Pedestrian In West Town

Sean Riley, 33, faces one felony count of aggravated DUI resulting in accident or death, two misdemeanor counts of DUI, and two traffic citations.

08/26/2014

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Barrington Hills Man Pleads Guilty To Fatal Drunk Driving Crash

Karsten Eilertsen, 19, entered a blind plea of guilty to two counts of aggravated DUI for the March 3, 2013, crash in Barrington Hills. His Chevrolet Suburban was traveling north on Route 59 about 3 p.m. when it sideswiped a southbound Toyota just south of Route 68, according to police.

07/11/2014

Nicholas Raspanti (Credit: Cook County Sheriff)

Man Charged With DUI After Fatal Burbank Crash

Nicholas Raspanti, 42, of Hickory Hills, was charged with two counts of aggravated DUI in connection to a July 1 crash that killed 77-year-old Jozef Brzek, according to a statement from Burbank police.

07/08/2014

Manuel Guerrero-Lopez (Credit: Cook County Sheriff)

Man Charged With DUI After Fatally Striking Panhandler

Manuel Guerrero-Lopez, 26, of the 8100 block of South Kostner Avenue, faces one felony count of aggravated DUI and misdemeanor counts of disobeying a red signal, DUI and failure to exercise due care to avoid a pedestrian.

06/04/2014

Carly Rousso (center) and her parents arrive at the Lake County Courthouse ahead of her bench trial for allegedly huffing keyboard cleaner before running over and killing a 5-year-old girl in Highland Park on Labor Day 2012. (Credit: CBS)

Trial Begins For Teen Accused Of Huffing Before Fatal Crash

A teenager accused of huffing computer cleaner before running over a 5-year-old girl two years ago has pleaded guilty to reckless homicide, but still faces trial for aggravated DUI charges.

05/27/2014

Carly Rousso, of Highland Park, stands in the courtroom of Lake County Judge James K. Booras during a pretrial hearing in Waukegan on June 11, 2013. (Credit: Stacey Wescott/Chicago Tribune)

Highland Park Teen’s Fatal DUI Trial Set To Start Tuesday

Carly Rousso and her attorney, Douglas Zeit, have opted for a bench trial in which Judge James Booras will reach the verdict in the case. Attempts by Zeit and prosecutors to reach a negotiated plea deal in the case have been declared “at an impasse.”

05/23/2014

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Driver In Wrong-Way Crash On Lake Shore Drive Released On Bail

Erik Johnson, 23, allegedly was driving a 2014 Subaru SUV southbound in the northbound lanes of Lake Shore Drive near Randolph Street when the vehicle struck a taxi head-on.

05/06/2014

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