Will County Sheriff
Cecil Conner, 22, has been charged with reckless homicide and driving under the influence for his role in a crash that killed a 5-year-old boy in Steger Monday morning.
A Steger man facing DUI charges in a fatal accident that killed his girlfriend's young son tried to call someone to take the boy home, his lawyer says.
His defense lawyer, Jeffrey Tomczak, argued in court Monday that phone records proved his 22-year-old client attempted to reach out to someone to replace him behind the wheel, the Herald News reports.
Police say the officer didn't see any signs that Conner was intoxicated.
Conner later slammed the car into a tree. His blood-alcohol content was more than twice the legal limit at .208.