A 50-year-old man from Washington, Stephen Dapogny, was pronounced dead 12 minutes after being struck by a Cadillac Seville on Chicago’s Lake Shore Drive.
The driver of the Cadillac, Jimmy Members, was charged with aggravated DUI after striking the pedestrian in the roadway.
Members had allegedly been drinking and partying at a bar on the South Side when he and a companion decided to go to a bar on the North Side. Members was arrested at the scene after officers suspected the traffic accident was alcohol related. Two hours after the crash, Members blood alcohol content was 0.081 percent. Bail was set at $150,000.
Members was previously arrested for DUI in 2009 but charges were later dismissed.
Cops: Man charged in fatal drunk driving crash near Millennium Park, www.chicagotribune.com, September 26, 2011