Luis Romo, 18, was charged with driving under the influence after a crash that took place early Sunday morning in Elgin. According to police, Romo ran a stop sign and hit a SUV carrying three men around 1 a.m. Romo’s pickup truck reportedly pushed the SUV into a parked car. The crash had such force that the floor fell from the chassis. Romo’s truck ran up on the sidewalk and took out about 100 feet of chain-link fencing. The fence poles went through the truck’s hood, windshield, engine compartment and the floor of the vehicle. The jaws of life were used to remove all four people from their vehicles. Romo as well as the three occupants of the SUV were taken to nearby hospitals. Although severe, none of the injuries were reportedly life threatening.
Romo was charged with two felony counts of DUI, operating an unisured motor vehicle while causing bodily harm and with a stop sign violation. According to police, Romo had a BAC of 0.17, which is more than twice the legal limit.
3 hurt, 1 charged with DUI in Elgin crash, www.chicagotribune.com, September 24, 2012
Elgin teen charged with DUI after crash that injured four, www.dailyherald.com, September 23, 2012