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Drunk driver facing charges after Park Ridge accident

A drunk driver is facing multiple charges after crashing his vehicle into a parked car in Park Ridge while on his way home, an August 9 report from the Chicago Tribune stated.

According to reports, at around 1:00 a.m. on August 6 a crash happened near South Western and East Devon Avenues. The driver fled the accident scene, leaving his Porsche behind. After over five hours, authorities apprehended a man identified as 32-year-old Joseph Richko. Authorities reportedly found Richko after a woman, whose name was withheld, called 911 after seeing Richko bloody and without shoes on the side of the road. Aside from driving under the influence, Richko was charged with prohibited transportation of an alcoholic beverage, reckless driving, uninsured driving, and causing damage to city property. He is expected to appear in court on August 22.

Though no other people were injured in the recent drunk driving accident, the Danville attorneys at Spiros Law, P.C., understand that families who are involved in these accidents are often left dealing with a great financial and emotional loss. However, if you you were hurt by a drunk driver, we may be able to help you obtain the compensation you need for recovery. Call our office today at (217) 443-4343 to learn more about your options.


Olympian Michael Phelps apprehended for DUI offense

Olympic gold medalist swimmer Michael Phelps was arrested in Baltimore, Maryland on a  DUI charge October 1, NBC Washington reported.

Maryland police stated that Phelps was swerving in a southbound lane on Interstate 395. He was clocked at 84mph in a 45mph zone. Authorities then arrested the 29-year-old athlete after he failed several field sobriety tests. Phelps confirmed his arrest, and issued an apology to his followers on Twitter saying he is “deeply sorry to everyone [he has] let down” and he “understands the severity of [his] actions.” This is the second time he has been charged with DUI.

The Danville lawyers of Spiros Law, P.C. know that many people suffer serious injuries in accidents caused by DUI offenders. In this difficult situation, our lawyers may help you pursue irresponsible drivers, and you may be entitled to remunerations to recover your loss. Learn more about your options from us today by calling (217) 443-4343.