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updated: 1/10/2013 5:43 PM

Glenview man faces felony charge in Maine Twp. accident

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  • Jerzy Orczyk

    Jerzy Orczyk

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A 60-year-old Glenview man who had a blood alcohol content more than four times the legal limit is facing felony charges for crashing into two cars and seriously injuring another driver Sunday afternoon in unincorporated Maine Township, the Cook County sheriff's office said in a news release Thursday.

Jerzy Orczyk has been charged with one count of aggravated DUI resulting in great bodily harm, one count of aggravated DUI, and one count of leaving the scene of a motor vehicle accident that resulted in injury or great bodily harm. His bond has been set at $35,000.

Just after 3 p.m. Sunday, Orczyk drove a 2009 Honda Accord south on Greenwood Road through a red light at the intersection of Central Road and struck a 2012 Honda Accord that was heading east on Central, the sheriff's office said based on the preliminary investigation.

Orczyk continued south on Greenwood in the northbound lanes and struck a 2005 Subaru Outback at the intersection of Glendale Road. Still going the wrong way, he then crashed into a street sign and came to a stop in a ditch near Greenbriar Drive, according to the news release.

The driver of the 2012 Accord, a 56-year-old man from Wilmette, was taken to Glenbrook Hospital in Glenview where he has since been released. Orczyk was taken to Advocate Lutheran General Hospital in Park Ridge and remains in the hospital. The Subaru driver, a 66-year-old man from Niles, declined medical assistance.

Orczyk has two prior DUI convictions in Cook County from 2000 and 2006, the release said.

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