The Chicago Tribune reports on a 25-year-old Aurora man who pleaded guilty to two counts of aggravated DUI for an Aug. 4, 2007 crash that resulted in the death of his two passengers. Authorities also told reporters that the Nissan Sentra driven by Thomas G. Ofenloch was traveling 100 mph at the time of the accident.
Kane County Assistant State's Atty. Greg Sams said the following at a hearing, as quoted by the Tribune:
"The Nissan, for all intents and purposes, was split in two."
Illinios DUI attorney J. Brick Van Der Snick, Mr. Ofenloch's counsel, argued that his client deserves some credit for "dutifully" appearing for all of his court dates after the judge revoked his bond and ordered him held until sentencing. Mr. Sams reportedly had asked for the revocation. Mr. Ofenloch had been free on bond prior to the hearing.