Report: Chicago man pleads guilty to being intoxicated during 2015 fatal DuPage County crash

Updated 11/3/2017 6:36 AM

A Chicago man pleaded guilty Thursday to driving intoxicated when he hit and killed a motorcyclist on I-55 in DuPage County, the Chicago Tribune is reporting.

Fawzi Ottman, 45, entered the guilty plea to one count of aggravated DUI involving a death, and now faces up to 14 years in prison when he is sentenced.


Other counts of aggravated DUI were dropped in exchange for the plea deal. In addition, prosecutor will cap their sentence at a maximum of 12 years, the Tribune is reporting.

Daniel Dacanay, of Chicago, was killed on April 17, 2015, on I-55 near County Line Road.

Authorities said Ottman was driving his 1994 Chevy Impala south on the interstate at about 5 p.m. when he hit Dacanay's motorcycle. Dacanay then hit the rear end of an SUV that was also traveling south on I-55.

Ottman had opiates, heroin and marijuana in his system at the time of the fatal accident.

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