Being charged with drinking and driving is a frightening experience, no matter what the circumstances. The first thing to do in an event like is to seek legal protection in the form of a good attorney. DUI law can be complicated and it is important to find someone who can properly interpret it and apply it so the defendant’s rights are observed and preserved.
A 19-year-old man faces criminal charges after crashing into a construction site in Chicago, killing one man and injuring two others in the vehicle he was driving. Police believe he was driving under the influence at the time.
The driver was charged with felony reckless homicide in a construction zone, aggravated DUI resulting in accidental death, misdemeanor having no car insurance, failure to carry or display a driver’s license, improper lane usage, and failure to reduce speed.
The accident occurred around 4 in the morning.
According to prosecutors, the driver’s blood alcohol content was around 0.191, which is over twice the legal limit in Illinois.
One construction worker was pronounced dead at the scene at 5:45 in the morning, said the Cook County Medical Examiner’s office.
Three people in the car, including the driver, were also hurt. Two of them were taken to John H. Stroger Jr. Hospital of Cook Count, while the third was taken to Mount Sinai Hospital.
The victim was a native of Mexico who had come to Indiana in 2010. He had four children and two young grandchildren. His family will bury him in Guanajuato, Mexico, where his 91-year-old mother still lives.
The driver was denied bail, according to reports, but could not appear in court because he still remains in the hospital.
If you or a loved one have been accused of a DUI-related offense, contact us today at the offices of Steven Kellis. We know the law from both the prosecution and the defense side to better protect your rights.