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February 25th, 2013 at 12:30 am
Leroy Bobo, 42, was driving under the influence on a suspended license when he crashed into a group of pedestrians waiting to cross the street, killing one and severely injuring two other people, the Chicago Tribune reported on February 18. Bobo’s blood-alcohol level was twice over the legal limit, and he was charged with multiple counts of aggravated DUI, failure to report a fatal accident and driving on a suspended or revoked license.
A 38-year-old man suffered serious injuries to his head in the crash and was taken to a hospital where he was pronounced dead a short time later, according to court records. A critically injured 32-year-old woman was taken to the Loyola University Medical Center in Maywood, where she received treatment for bleeding to the brain. The third pedestrian, a 36-year-old woman suffered a fractured hip and was also treated in a hospital.
After escaping the scene of the crash, Bobo continued driving for over a mile but his Chrysler came to a stop when it hit another car that was waiting at a red light. Police found Bobo inside his broken car “continuing to press the accelerator in an attempt to leave that scene as well,” police said. Bobo had bloodshot eyes, his speech was unclear and his breath smelled of alcohol. Blood tests revealed his blood-alcohol content was 0.20 percent, more than double the legal limit of 0.08 percent. Bobo admitted to having drunk three glasses of brandy and smoking marijuana prior to driving.
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