A 42-year-old Illinois father is facing charges of aggravated DUI and is held on bail of $1 million. This follows a fatal drunk driving accident that caused the death of his passenger. The accused driver is reported to be a personal trainer and baseball instructor, as well as a popular DJ.
Authorities reported that the man was traveling erratically at speeds exceeding 90 mph in the vicinity of Lincoln Park Zoo. It is alleged that he failed to maintain control of the car and smashed through the guard rail. He then crashed into the concrete wall that retains the lagoon at the zoo after leaving the roadway and striking a tree. The car toppled over and came to rest in the lagoon from where the driver and passenger were extricated by emergency workers and transported to the hospital.