Cop Charged In Fatal LSD Crash Released From Hospital

Terrell Garrett was transported Monday to Cook County Jail

Monday, Mar 25, 2013  |  Updated 10:54 AM CDT
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The North Chicago police officer who allegedly drove the wrong way on Lake Shore Drive and caused a fatal crash has been released from the hospital.

Terrell Garrett was transported Monday to Cook County Jail. Garrett was charged with two counts of aggravated driving under the influence and two counts of reckless homicide in the March 15 crash that killed two men. Bond was set at $500,000.

Police said Garrett was in an SUV that crashed into a Jeep and a Toyota Scion at about 4 a.m. in the southbound lanes at Diversey Parkway. Police said he likely got onto Lake Shore Drive at LaSalle Drive, and witnesses said he was traveling at speeds of 60 miles per hour or more.

Garrett reportedly had a blood alcohol content of more than double the legal limit.

The two men who died in the Jeep were identified by the Cook County Medical Examiner as Fabian Torres and Joaquin Garcia.

North Chicago Chief James Jackson said Garrett, off-duty at the time of the crash, was arrested and immediately placed on administrative leave.

Garrett's next court date is scheduled for April 5.

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