Man Charged With DUI For Crash That Killed 3-Year-Old BoyErick 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.
Man Leads Elgin Police On High-Speed ChaseAt 10:46 a.m., police responded to a call of a person waving a gun from a vehicle near the intersection of South and Lillian streets, according to a statement from the Elgin police department. Officers soon located the vehicle and initiated a traffic stop, but the vehicle sped away from the scene and blew multiple traffic lights.
Woman Charged In Calumet Heights Crash That Injured CopsMakeeba Gates, 20, was charged Wednesday with one felony count of leaving the scene of an accident, and cited for driving on a suspended license, operating a motor vehicle without insurance and failure to reduce speed for emergency vehicles.
Man Struck, Killed By Van In West Garfield ParkA 38-year-old man driving a van on a suspended license struck and killed a pedestrian Tuesday night in the West Garfield Park neighborhood.
Prosecutors: Hit-And-Run Victim Was Trying To Stop Drunk DriverShane 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.
Chronic Traffic Scofflaw Going To JailA 23-year-old man who had been arrested or ticketed more than 20 times since receiving his driver’s license — and who continued to drive despite having had his license suspended — has been sentenced to 30 days in jail.
Man Charged In Hit-And-Run That Injured Teen, GrandmotherDevonte Scott, 21, was behind the wheel of a teal-colored Pontiac Montana minivan when he mowed down the woman and her 14-year-old grandson while they crossed the street in the 6400 block of South Paulina Avenue, police said.
Drunk Driver Rear-Ends Semi On I-80 On Her 34th BirthdayA 34-year-old Hammond, Ind. woman -- who police say had a blood-alcohol level 2 1/2 times over the legal limit -- ended her 34th birthday celebration early Saturday by totaling her car when she rear-ended a semi on I-80 outside of Gary.
UPDATED: Pryor Has License ReinstatedHead coach Jim Tressel was recently the center of controversy and an NCAA investigation at Ohio State, now it looks like that focus is shifting to quarterback Terrelle Pryor and his cars.
Illinois Running Back Ford Arrested For Suspended LicenseOn Tuesday, Fighting Illini senior running back Jason Ford was arrested on suspicion of driving with a suspended license.