Landscaper & Off-Duty Chicago Cop Chase DUI Hit-and-Run Suspect

William McCann, 66, was walking home when a 2002 Dodge Neon hit him as he was crossing the street. McCann hit the windshield and fell to the ground. He was pronounced dead at the scene.

The driver, after allegedly running over him and dragging him about 150 feet, stopped the car and took off running on foot. Off-duty Chicago Police Officer Zachary Cuatchon as well as another man identified as Adalberto Aceves, who were on the way home from work, witnessed the driver fleeing from the scene and took off after him. They were both able to tackle the driver and restrain him while a third man went to Cuatchon’s car to get his handcuffs.

Saul Chaves, 35, the driver of the vehicle, faces two felony charges, aggravated DUI and leaving the scene of an accident involving bodily injury or death.

McCann grew up in the South Side of Chicago. His daughter suspects he may have been walking home from his favorite Mexican restaurant right before the accident. His daughter, Nicole Goins, who lives in Maryland, was moving back to Illinois so he could spend more time with his grandchildren.

Off-duty cop, landscaper chase down suspect in fatal DUI, www.suntimes.com, June 11, 2011

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