Man charged with DUI, child endangerment after Schaumburg crash

  • Carlos Guzman

    Carlos Guzman

Updated 7/7/2020 8:07 PM

Prosecutors say a Chicago man was driving drunk and had a baby in his car when he ran a stoplight in Schaumburg and struck another vehicle.

Carlos Guzman, charged with aggravated DUI and misdemeanor endangering the life of a child, was ordered held on $10,000 bail.


Schaumburg officers received a complaint just after midnight Tuesday about a black vehicle in the vicinity of I-90 and Meacham Road "speeding, weaving, slamming on the brakes and drifting," said Assistant Cook County State's Attorney C.J. Orrantia.

At the intersection of Higgins and Frontage roads, officers found two heavily damaged vehicles, Orrantia said. A woman was trapped in one of the vehicles and Guzman was standing outside the other holding a baby, Orrantia said, adding "officers observed clues he (Guzman) was under the influence of alcohol."

Witnesses told police Guzman's car ran a red light and struck the other car, Orrantia said. Inside the car, officers found three empty beer bottles and a "loosely secured car seat," Orrantia said.

Guzman next appears in court July 21.

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