Illinois: Benjamin Black sentenced to 12 years in prison for DUI murder of child, severely injuring another

At about 7:30 p.m. Feb. 27, 2013, Black was driving a 1999 Ford Expedition SUV westbound on Illinois State Highway 64 in western Kane County. The Expedition crashed into the back of a 1999 Chevrolet Cavalier in which 11-year-old Matthew Ranken of Sycamore was a backseat passenger. Matthew was killed, and a passenger in the front seat of the car, Teale Noble, was severely injured. There is nothing glamorous about heroin.

Benjamin James Black sentenced to 12 years

Washington, D.C.: firefighter assigned to presidential chopper landings at White House busted for DUI after he got pole-in-one with SUV

According to the crash report, Siegel told police: “A person he knows as Andrew was operating the vehicle at the time of the accident, and fled the scene on foot.”

He added, “Officer, I’m not trying to get a DWI arrest, take me to the firehouse and let me sleep it off, and I’ll come back later and deal with this.”

Later, when asked about the incident he stated: “I was driving southbound when I lost control.”

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