28 year old Zacaray Smith of Joliet was sentenced to 24-months court supervision and $2500.00 in fines plus court costs after critically injuring a bicyclist in 2009 while allegedly driving drunk. Smith was found guilty of misdemeanor DUI on September 1 of this year during a bench trial.
Smith is required to attend three AA meetings each week and then enroll in drug and alcohol counseling. He must attend a victim impact panel and and show continued proof of employment.
On August 23, 2009 Smith was eastbound on Black Road in a Jeep when two westbound bicyclists turned into the eastbound lane. A vehicle in front of Smith avoided the two but Smith crashed into one of the bicyclists. The accident occurred on Brentwood Drive at 10:15 p.m., both bicyclist had headlights. Smith remained at the scene after the collision.
Smith’s BAC was nearly three times the legal limit. He was charged with four counts of aggravated DUI.
Joliet man sentenced to court supervision for DUI accident that critically injured cyclist, www.triblocal.com, November 12, 2010