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Robert Grossman is charged with aggravated DUI after fatally striking a pedestrian in Des Plaines. (Credit: Des Plaines Police)

Man Charged With DUI After Killing Pedestrian In Des Plaines

Robert Grossman, 44, is charged with one count of aggravated DUI resulting in death.

04/10/2014

Ciprian Tanase (Credit: Chicago Police)

$500K Bond For Driver In Norwood Park Hit-And-Run

Ciprian Tanase, 34, faces felony counts of aggravated DUI, failure to report an accident and driving on a revoked license, police said.

04/03/2014

Ciprian Tanase (Credit: Chicago Police)

Man Charged In Hit-And-Run That Critically Injured Pedestrian

Ciprian Tanase, 34, faces felony counts of aggravated DUI, failure to report an accident and driving on a revoked license.

04/01/2014

Jeremy Betancourt (Credit: Gurnee Police)

Teen Pleads Guilty To DUI In Drag Race That Killed Antioch Girl

Under a negotiated deal approved by Judge Victoria Rossetti, Jeremy Betancourt pleaded guilty to aggravated driving under the influence of marijuana, a Class 2 felony, while other charges against him, including aggravated street racing and reckless homicide, were dropped

03/28/2014

Benjamin Black (Credit: Kane County State's Attorney)

Man Gets 12-Years For DUI Crash That Killed Sycamore Boy

Benjamin Black, 29, was sentenced to 12 years in prison Wednesday for the Feb. 27, 2013, crash that killed 11-year-old Matthew Ranken. Black pleaded guilty three months ago to driving under the influence of heroin.

03/26/2014

Timothy McShane (Chicago Police Dept.)

Prosecutors: Hit-And-Run Victim Was Trying To Stop Drunk Driver

Shane Stokowski thought the man he spotted leaving a West Town bar was too drunk to drive, so he followed him out to the parking lot, and leaned into the driver’s side window in an apparent attempt to stop Timothy McShane from driving away late Saturday afternoon.

03/25/2014

Benjamin Black (Credit: Kane County State's Attorney)

Sentencing Delayed For Driver In Crash That Killed Boy, 11

Benjamin Black, who faces between three and 14 years in prison, has already pleaded guilty to being under the influence of heroin when he slammed his car into the back of a vehicle on Feb. 27, 2013, killing 11-year-old Matthew Ranken.

03/21/2014

Jaroslaw Mietus (Credit: Illinois State Police)

Man Charged With Drunk Driving In Fatal Crash On I-80

A Ford pickup traveling west hit the rear of a Freightliner semi parked on the shoulder, police said. The pickup bounced back into the roadway, striking a Lexus that was traveling west.

01/24/2014

Aaron Moore (Credit: Cook County Sheriff)

Man Charged In Eisenhower Crash That Killed Two Women

Aaron I. Moore, 26, was charged with two counts of aggravated driving under the influence of alcohol resulting in death, two counts of aggravated driving under the influence of drugs resulting in death and two counts of leaving the scene of a fatal crash, according to Illinois State Police.

01/13/2014

Joshua Spuhler (Credit: Naperville Police)

Aurora Man Charged In Crash That Killed Naperville Woman

A convicted burglar who also spent time in jail 11 years ago for inebriated driving stands accused of having been under the influence of narcotics when his pickup truck allegedly struck and killed a bicyclist early last fall.

01/10/2014

Lauren Smith, 8, was killed as a result of a rollover crash. (Family handout)

Dad Charged With DUI In Crash That Killed 8-Year-Old Daughter

Jeffery Smith, 26, was charged with aggravated DUI leading to an accident or death, in addition to citations for negligent driving, failure to reduce speed and a child restraint violation.

12/27/2013

Franklin Jackson (Credit: Cook County Sheriff)

Prosecutors: Drunk Father Didn’t Notice Son Ejected In Fatal Crash

Franklin Jackson, who is from Texas, didn’t notice the shattered window until he pulled into a gas station to check the damage to his car, prosecutors said.

12/26/2013

Ambulance

Police: Drunk Ambulance Driver Caused Crash

John Lara, 31, was driving a private ambulance around 10:45 a.m. Monday when he hit a pickup truck at Clark and Montrose. His blood alcohol level was three times the legal limit.

12/11/2013

Benjamin Black (Credit: Kane County State's Attorney)

Man Pleads Guilty To Aggravated DUI For Crash That Killed 11-Year-Old

A DeKalb County man pleaded guilty Thursday to driving under the influence of heroin when his SUV struck a car on a snow-packed highway last winter, killing an 11-year-old boy.

11/14/2013

Melvin Brown (Credit: Cook County Sheriff)

Driver Charged With DUI In Crash That Hurt 4 Cops

Melvin Brown, 69, has been charged with felony aggravated DUI causing an accident involving bodily harm, as well as two misdemeanor counts of DUI.

11/07/2013

Kevin Crawley (Credit: Chicago Police)

Man Charged With DUI In Fatal Woodlawn Crash

Kevin P. Crawley was driving a 1999 white Infiniti sedan west on 63rd when he ran a red light, and collided with a 2002 Nissan traveling south on Woodlawn with a green light.

10/07/2013

Car Keys And Beer (CBS/AP Photo)

Woman Charged With DUI In Crash That Killed Male Passenger

Jason B. Callahan, 38, was pronounced dead at the scene by the Kendall County Coroner’s Office.

09/16/2013

Miguel Rico (Credit: Chicago Police)

Drunken Wrong-Way Driver In Deadly Ike Crash Had No License

Police said 20-year-old Miguel Rico was drunk when he drove a Dodge minivan west in the eastbound lanes of the Eisenhower on Saturday, crashing into a car, and killing two women.

09/09/2013

Carly A. Rousso has been charged with running over and killing a 5-year-old girl in Highland Park on Labor Day. (Highland Park Police)

Judge Admonishes Rousso For Missing Court Date

Highland Park 19-year-old Carly Rousso missed her court date Tuesday, after voluntarily checking into a treatment center due to mental trauma from the fatal accident she was involved in last summer.

07/18/2013

Carly Rousso, 18, 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)

Lawsuit Settled In Alleged ‘Huffing’ Crash That Killed 5-Year-Old Girl

A civil lawsuit filed in connection with the death of a 5-year-old girl last Labor Day, caused by a Highland Park teenager who was allegedly “huffing” a cleaning product beforehand, has been settled ahead of the teen’s criminal trial.

06/11/2013

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