19 Feb '12, 8pm

"Hack: Wrecked"—A new one about the recent rash of wrong-way, drunken driving around here.

At 1:20 am last Saturday morning Frank Caruso sat warming himself in the back seat of a police cruiser when a 2010 Chevy Impala plowed into him and took his life. Caruso’s car had broken down in the left lane of the eastbound Eisenhower in the suburb of Addison. He’d called his girlfriend to come pick him up but a state trooper had stopped and let him warm himself in the back seat while waiting for the tow truck to come. Daniel Clark, the driver of the Impala, was drunk when he rear-ended the cruiser. While this was going on I was driving my cab in the city. Most of my passengers at 1:00 am on a Saturday morning are drunk and on their way to another bar. Some of the more sensible ones are headed home. But, by the fact that they’re in the back of my cab, they’re all smarter and better people than Daniel Clark, who got hammered then got behind the wheel. As I made my rounds ...

Full article: http://www.chicagohack.com/2012/02/wrecked.html

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