Aurora Driver Gets 15 Years in DUI-Related Death of Man and Dog

Edward Cook, 25, of Aurora, was sentenced on Friday by a Kane County judge to 15 years in prison for the DUI-related crash that killed David Long, 57. Cook was convicted in the death of Long and his dog, who were out for an early morning walk in their Batavia neighborhood approximately one year ago. Cook allegedly drove a car up onto a sidewalk around 6:45 a.m. on July 29, 2009, striking both Long and his dog. Police say he was driving about 50 mph after a night of drinking and drug use, and didn’t have permission from the owner to be driving the vehicle. After the crash, Cook reportedly tried to flee but was caught by police in a nearby backyard. Cook was convicted in May on multiple counts of aggravated DUI and reckless homicide. Kane County prosecutors unsuccessfully tried to bring charges of first-degree murder against Cook.

Aurora man sentenced in Batavia DUI death, www.chicagotribune.com, July 24, 2010

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