FBI Hunts for Illegal Immigrant Facing Aggravated DUI Charges

On June 8, 2011, Saul Chavez allegedly hit and killed a 66-year-old man, William McCann in Chicago. McCann was walking along Kedzie Avenue in Logan Square when he was struck by a vehicle. He was reportedly thrown into the air and landed on the hood of the car. Chavez was allegedly observed accelerating the vehicle, running over McCann, and dragging his body nearly 300 ft. Witnesses stated that Chavez exited the vehicle and tried to flee on foot, but was apprehended by an off-duty Chicago Police officer. Chavez’s blood alcohol level was reportedly 0.29, nearly four times the legal limit. He was charged with aggravated DUI causing death, and leaving the scene of an accident.

Chavez had just completed two years on probation for a previous aggravated DUI charge. When he was booked into Cook County Jail, there was an immigration detainer placed on him, to keep him from being released. However, in November 2011, Chavez was released from jail after his brother posted bond. It’s unknown why the detainer was ignored. Chavez was last seen in the Chicago area on the northwest side near Wilson and Kedzie. Chicago Police have failed to locate him thus far. The FBI are still on the look out for Saul Chavez. They ask that anyone with any information contact their office.

FBI Searches for Illegal Immigrant Charged with Aggravated DUI, www.myfoxchicago.com, April 13, 2012

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