CHICAGO (CBS) — A Waukegan man has been charged with driving under the influence of cocaine and alcohol in a crash that killed one person and injured two others last May in Beach Park.
Juan Aguiar, 37, has been charged with two counts of aggravated driving under the influence of alcohol, one count of aggravated driving under the influence of drugs, and one count of aggravated driving under the combined influence of alcohol and drugs.READ MORE: Chicago's Police Union Fights City Hall Over COVID Vaccine Mandate In Court Hearings
Lake County Sheriff’s police said Aguiar was driving south on Kenosha Road around 2:30 a.m. on May 12, when he ran a stop sign at Green Bay Road, hit an embankment, and then crashed into the Benton Township Assessor’s Office.
Aguiar was critically injured in the crash, police said.
A 23-year-old man who was in the rear passenger’s seat was pronounced dead at the scene.READ MORE: Local Shop Focusing On Local Buyers; Recommends Holiday Shoppers To Start Early
Another 23-year-old man, who was in the front passenger’s seat, was airlifted to Advocate Condell Medical Center in Libertyville, with non-life-threatening injuries.
Aguiar was arrested at his home Tuesday, after an investigation determined he had been driving under the influence of alcohol and cocaine during the crash, according to the sheriff’s office.
He is being held at the Lake County Jail on $750,000 bond.MORE NEWS: Common And Chance The Rapper Urging Illinois Legislators To Allow Parole For Inmates Who Have Served 20 Years In Prison
He is due back in court Thursday afternoon.