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Man Faces DUI Charges for Killing a Pedestrian | Chicago Criminal Defense Lawyer

Chicago criminal defense lawyer (Amanda)Early Saturday morning, on February 16th, a Chicago man was driving, while intoxicated, on an expired license, when he hit a group of pedestrians who were waiting to cross an intersection, according to the Chicago Tribune. Three people were struck; one was killed and the other two were seriously injured. The driver, Leroy Bobo, had a blood alcohol level that was double the legal limit. He will not only face multiple aggravated DUI charges but also counts on failure to report a fatal accident and driving on a suspended license.

At 12:45am, Bobo, 42, was driving through the Cragin neighborhood when his car hit a parked car and then swerved into the victims who were waiting at the crosswalk. One of the victims, Mario Ortego, 38, suffered a hard hit to the head and was pronounced dead a few hours later at Our Lady of the Resurrection Medical Center, according to records. The second victim, a 32-year-old woman, was brought to Loyola University Medical Center in critical condition and was treated for bleeding to the brain. The third victim, a 36-year-old was taken to Advocate Illinois Masonic Medical Center and was treated for a fractured hip.

After the accident occurred, Bobo continued to drive, and he slammed into another car at a red light. When police officers arrived on the scene, they found Bobo slamming on his accelerator trying to flee the scene. Bobo told police he had three glasses of Brandy and smoked marijuana before driving. The bond for Bobo is set at $500,000.

If you or someone you know has been charged with a DUI, be sure to hire an experienced Illinois Criminal Attorney. Don’t go through this alone; contact a DuPage County Illinois Criminal Lawyer today.

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