Prosecutors allege that Sam Manyfield, 69, of Chicago drove his Jeep Cherokee through a red light at 8:45 a.m. on July 5th, killing 52-year-old Yvonne Williams. Williams was crossing the street in a crosswalk at Ashland Avenue. After striking Williams, Manyfield allegedly continued driving until a Chicago Police vehicle pulled him over.
According to the Cook County State’s Attorney’s Office, when police got Manyfield out of his vehicle, he had trouble standing and an empty bottle of gin fell from his car. When taken to Mercy Hospital, his blood-alcohol content was .316, nearly four times the legal limit. Manyfield was charged with aggravated DUI involving a death, reckless homicide, failure to yield to a pedestrian, driving on a suspended license, driving without insurance, and leaving the scene of an accident. Bail was set at $350,000.
Bail set at $350K for man charged in fatal DUI hit-and-run crash, www.chicagotribune.com, July 7, 2011