Bond lowered for man in Hainesville DUI crash

  • Adam M. Bileck

    Adam M. Bileck

Posted11/1/2013 11:52 AM

A Lake County judge lowered the bond for a Wisconsin man charged with driving under the influence after he crashed his vehicle into a Hainesville townhouse building.

Despite the bond reduction, defense attorney Daniel Zeit said Adam R. Bileck, 32, of Kenosha, would not be able to post the 10 percent of the $250,000 bond required to be freed from custody.


Lake County Judge Raymond Collins set Nov. 22 as the next trial date for Bileck, but that date could change if he is indicted by a Lake County grand jury.

Zeit did not comment after Friday's hearing.

Authorities say Bileck was heading south on Hainesville Road in an SUV about 4 a.m. on Oct. 25, when the vehicle crossed the centerline into the northbound lanes, hopped a curb, traveled about 500 feet, knocked down a township road sign, then crashed into a townhouse in the 400 block of Patriot Drive.

Authorities said a gas meter ignited in the townhouse after the collision, sparking a fire that gutted two units in the six-unit building and significantly damaged a third.

The fire displaced at least three families, authorities said, but no one was injured.

Police said no one was in the vehicle when they arrived on the scene. About two hours later, Bileck was spotted hiding under a pickup truck. He ran away but was caught a short time later in a marshy area near the crash site.

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Bileck was taken into custody, then transported to Advocate Condell Medical Center in Libertyville for treatment of hypothermia, authorities said. He was charged with aggravated DUI, driving with a revoked license, having no valid driver's license and leaving a property damage scene after his hospital release on Saturday, Oct. 26.

Assistant State's Attorney Stephen Scheller said officials are waiting for test results that would determine Bileck's blood alcohol level at the time of the crash.

The investigation continues and additional charges are possible, he said.

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