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Man involved in crash that killed 2 Rolling Meadows women pleads to felony DUI

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By Associated Press

Will County authorities say a man involved in a 2011 traffic crash that killed two Rolling Meadows women has pleaded guilty to aggravated driving while under the influence of alcohol.

In a news release, Will County State's Attorney James Glasgow says 27-year-old Joseph E. Slattery of Mokena pleaded guilty Monday and faces up to 28 years in prison when he is sentenced on July 26.

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Slattery was driving near Peotone on Aug, 28, 2011 when he veered into oncoming traffic and slammed head-on into a car driven by 72-year-old Margaret Simons of Rolling Meadows.

Simons and her 92-year-old mother, Suzanne Thomson, also of Rolling Meadows, were killed.

Prosecutors contended that Slattery's blood-alcohol level was .092 shortly after the accident, and a blood test for opiates was positive.

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