A Hanover Park man's blood alcohol content was more than four times the legal threshold when he fell asleep at the wheel and crashed his vehicle early Sunday in Streamwood, police said.
Rafael Camarena, 22, had to be extricated from the wreckage after his 2003 GMC went off the road and hit several trees on the 1200 block of Park Avenue. Police said the vehicle was on its passenger side and Camarena was trying to break out the windshield when they arrived at 1:45 a.m.
Camarena told officers he had been drinking beer at a friend's house and fell asleep while driving home. Police said he registered a 0.324 blood alcohol content at St. Alexius Medical Center in Hoffman Estates, where he was treated for a sprained ankle. The legal threshold for driving in Illinois is 0.08.
According to a police report, Camarena's license was suspended from a prior driving under the influence charge. He was charged with felony aggravated DUI and misdemeanor driving while license revoked or suspended in connection with the crash.
Camarena, of the 2300 block of Glendale Terrace, also was cited for failure to reduce speed and improper lane usage.