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updated: 10/27/2013 11:23 PM

Bond set at $350,000 for suspect in fiery Lake County crash

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  • Adam R. Bileck

      Adam R. Bileck


A Lake County judge set bond at $350,000 this morning for a Wisconsin man charged with causing a fiery crash early Friday that destroyed two townhouses and significantly damaged another in Hainesville.

Adam R. Bileck, 32, of Kenosha, Wis., was charged with aggravated DUI, driving with a revoked license, having no valid driver's license and leaving a property damage scene Saturday after being released from Advocate Condell Medical Center in Libertyville, where he had been treated for hypothermia.

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After appearing in bond court Sunday, Bileck remained in the Lake County jail unable to post the $35,000 needed to go free while his case is pending. He is scheduled to return to court Nov. 20.

No injuries were reported in the crash which occurred about 4 a.m. Friday in the 400 block of Patriot Drive.

Authorities say Bileck was behind the wheel of an SUV traveling south on Hainesville Road when it crossed into the northbound lanes and traveled about 500 feet, knocking down a township sign and skirting the Avon Township baseball complex before crashing into the townhouse. A gas meter ignited after the collision, sparking a fire that gutted part of the six-unit building and displaced at least three families.

Police were on the scene in less than a minute but found no one in the vehicle. About two hours later, police were alerted to a man found hiding beneath a pickup truck nearby.

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