NOT CHARGED | VEHICULAR HOMICIDE/VEHICULAR AGGRAVATED ASSAULT NOT CHARGED – State v. Mr. S. (DMC No. 7422) (Peoria Police Department Investigated): Mr. S. was accused of exiting a private drive and striking a second vehicle that was travelling at a high rate of speed. The passenger in the second vehicle was treated for injuries, flown to the hospital and later died. Mr. S. was subsequently investigated for DUI due to unsteadiness on his feet and an odor of alcohol. During the pendency of a civil lawsuit, filed by the decedent’s family, we were able to show that Mr. S. had been blocked by a fence from having a clean view of the street he was pulling onto. In addition, we were able to show that the victim’s vehicle did not have its headlights on. This was done by examining the filaments of the broken headlights. Because they were not burned out, this proved that they were not actually “on” at the time of the accident. Ultimately no criminal charges were brought against Mr. S. He was originally facing potentially Manslaughter/Negligent Homicide charges along with Aggravated Assault Dangerous charges. He could have spent decades in prison.