Police: Man in two hit-and-runs had BAC four times the legal limit
Jerzy Orczyk / photo from Cook County Sheriff's office
Updated: January 11, 2013 2:27PM
A 60-year-old Glenview man had a blood-alcohol level more than four times the legal limit when he crashed into two cars Sunday afternoon, according to police.
Jerzy Orczyk was driving a 2009 Honda Accord south on Greenwood Road in unincorporated Maine Township when he ran a red light at Central Road about 3 p.m. Sunday and struck an eastbound 2012 Honda Accord, according to the Cook County Sheriff’s office.
Orczyk continued south in the northbound lanes, where he struck a 2005 Subaru Outback at Glendale Road, a release from the sheriff’s office said.
After the second crash, Orczyk again continued south in the northbound lanes and eventually crashed into a street sign before the car came to rest in a ditch near Greenbriar Drive, police said.
He was taken to Advocate Lutheran General Hospital in Park Ridge, where he remains hospitalized.
The 56-year-old Wilmette man driving the 2012 Accord was taken to Glenbrook Hospital in Glenview with serious injuries, police said, but has since been released. The driver of the Subaru, a 66-year-old Niles man, was not injured.
Orczyk was charged with one count each of aggravated DUI resulting in great bodily harm, aggravated DUI and leaving the scene of an accident resulting in injury or great bodily harm, police said.
Orczyk, who was previously convicted of DUI in 2000 and 2006, was ordered held on a $35,000 bond, police said.