Man accused of being drunk while driving 123 mph before Elk Grove Village crash

Updated 11/17/2017 5:53 PM

A driver accused of going more than 123 mph and causing a crash in which his car flipped over Wednesday in Elk Grove Village has been charged with aggravated DUI causing bodily injury.

The Michigan man's passenger was hurt in the crash.


Jeffres Cardinal, who prosecutors say was born in 1974, was ordered held on $15,000 bail Friday.

Prosecutors said Cardinal's blood alcohol content was 0.127, higher than the 0.08 legal limit.

Cardinal was driving west on Devon Avenue about 1:45 a.m. Wednesday when his car swerved, struck a Com Ed electric pole, flipped and landed on its roof, requiring firefighters to free the occupants, police said.

Cardinal's passenger suffered a broken foot and leg and underwent surgery at Alexian Brothers Medical Center in Elk Grove Village, Cook County Assistant State's Attorney Katherine Bird said.

The crash damaged the utility pole and forced Com Ed to shut down power lines and traffic lights in the vicinity, police said.

If convicted of the felony, Cardinal faces up to three years in prison. Probation is also an option.

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