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Man Convicted for DUI in Deadly Snowplow Accident

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Authorities in McHenry County have convicted a 38-year-old Woodstock man of aggravated driving under the influence and failure to stop for striking and killing a man with a snowplow more than a year ago.

   The driver, Antonio Escorza, was convicted Friday.
  
Prosecutors say 23-year-old Christopher Foat and a friend had been walking home from a tavern on Dec. 2, 2007 when they were struck by a truck outfitted with a plow. The friend suffered minor injuries, but Foat was dragged for about 30 feet had had his brain stem severed.
  
Prosecutors said Antonio Escorza had a blood-alcohol level nearly twice the legal level about 21/2 hours after the accident.
  

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