Drunken Off-Duty Chicago Cop Runs Over Woman, Only Charged With Misdemeanor
On Saturday, an off-duty member of the Chicago Police Department, who was also allegedly drunk, ran over a 21-year-old woman who was waiting to cross the road. The woman is now in critical condition, clinging to life.
And while you might think the police officer, who has not yet been identified, would be in very serious legal jeopardy as a result of his actions, so far he has only been charged with two misdemeanor drunk driving offenses related to the accident.
Yet according to Illinois law, as stated in an official publication titled 2015 Illinois DUI Fact Book, aggravated DUI is clearly defined as a drunk driving offense which results in great bodily injury. The charge for such an offense is listed as a class 4 felony. The penalty for such a charge carries a sentence of up to 12 years in prison and fines of up to $25,000. So the misdemeanor counts are little more than a slap on the wrist….READ MORE at LiberalAmerica.org