Driver in fatal crash charged with DUI

Julia Jacobs, City Editor

The driver in a car crash that killed an Evanston resident early Sunday morning was found to have been intoxicated at the time of the incident.

Evanston police charged the 42-year-old woman who was driving the car at the time of the crash with aggravated driving under the influence, a felony. A 45-year-old passenger in the car, Lamart Bailey, died Sunday morning after the car struck multiple parked vehicles in the 1700 block of Dodge Avenue at about 2:20 a.m., causing the car he was in to roll over, police said.

Bailey, a U.S. Army Veteran, was pronounced dead after being transported to Evanston Hospital. The driver, Monica Wallace, was also taken to the hospital and was in stable condition as of Monday morning, Evanston police Cmdr. Joseph Dugan told The Daily.

Wallace, an Evanston resident, was also charged with a misdemeanor for driving under the influence and issued four traffic-related citations for disobeying a red light, driving in the wrong lane, a lack of insurance and failure to reduce speed to avoid an accident.

Wallace is scheduled to appear Oct. 9 at 9 a.m. in the Skokie Courthouse.

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