Rogers Park Man Sentenced to 7 Years for Fatal DUI

Martin Candia, 31, was driving with a blood alcohol content of 0.095 when the parked SUV he crashed into pinned a 10-year-old boy between two vehicles. The boy, Calvin Santos, died later that morning.

Candia plead guilty to one count of aggravated DUI involving a death and was sentenced to 7 years in prison as a result of the May 2010 crash.

The boys father, Bulmaro Santos, wrote in an victim impact statement that since his son was killed, he has be tormented of thoughts of “what if.” Calvin was an energetic and respectful boy who enjoyed sports and dreamed of being an FBI agent because he wanted to “protect people.”

Candia live around the corner from the crash and had received several driving without a valid license violations in the past.

Man gets 7 years for DUI crash that killed boy, www.chicagotribune.com, June 28, 2011

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