According to a release, Gonzalo Aguilera, 28, of Elmwood Park has been charged with DUI after crashing in a Riverside forest preserve near Brookfield Zoo. On Saturday at 2:13 a.m., a caller told police that a vehicle had swerved across four lanes of 1st Avenue and crashed into the woods. Riverside police found Aguilera out of the car and bleeding from the head. The vehicle caught fire after the crash and was eventually extinguished by fire personnel. Aguilera was treated and released at Loyola University Medical Center.
Aguilera reportedly told police he had been drinking tequila margaritas and beer, and smoking marijuana. He has been charged with driving under the influence of alcohol, driving under the influence of drugs, and additional traffic offenses.
Man faces DUI charges after fiery crash in Riverside, www.chicagotribune.com, December 15, 2012
Man Charged with DUI After Car Crashes, Catches Fire Near Brookfield Zoo, www.nbcchicago.com, December 15, 2012