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Chicago Man Charged with Felony DUI after Fatal Car Accident involving Drugs

By The Toney Law Firm  Jun. 8, 2012 1:40p

According to Chicago Police records, the accident occurred around 1:00 in the morning on a recent Saturday. 20-year-old G.P. was driving a late model SUV with five passengers. He apparently approached an intersection and failed to stop for the red light. He narrowly missed colliding with a semi truck heading east through the intersection. After that, the SUV crashed into a traffic light pole with such force that all six of the people in the SUV were ejected. The SUV also burst into flames upon impact with the pole. Emergency personnel arriving at the scene found three people already dead. G.P., along with two others, was in critical condition and rushed to a local hospital. A fourth individual died at the hospital. The other surviving passenger remained in critical condition. G.P. was discovered to have marijuana in his system at the time of the accident and was charged with DUI of drugs along with several other charges at the time of the accident. Drugs and DUI charges can have severe penalties, especially if an accident involving injuries or deaths occurs. Talk to a Chicago DUI lawyer immediately if you have been arrested or charged with a DUI.

Driver Faces Felony DUI

The driver of the SUV was in court recently and has been charged with four counts of aggravated DUI resulting in death—a felony offense. G.P. is being held without bail and could be sentenced to pay thousands in fines and serve many years in prison if found guilty of the current charges.

DUI Attorney for Chicago

Drunk driving or DUI of drugs charges in Chicago are very serious and it is crucial that you have a defense attorney in your corner fighting for your rights and freedom. Our team at The Toney Law Firm understands what the client is going through in this situation and we work hard to fight DUI charges. With our over 100 years of combined experience, we have successfully defended clients throughout the greater Chicago area in cases involving drugs and DUI, underage DUI, first time DUI, multiple DUI, DUI involving accidents and many more. Contact our office today to find out how we may be able to defend you or someone you care about that has been arrested for a DUI. From field sobriety tests and suspended licenses to plea bargains and trials, we have the knowledge and skills in this area of law to get results!

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