Man Accused in Pilsen Hit-and-Run Denied Bond

Ignacio Ramirez was charged with drunk driving and reckless homicide in the bicyclist's death

By Ivanna Hampton
|  Wednesday, Aug 24, 2011  |  Updated 11:08 PM CDT
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Chicago police found the car involved in a hit-and-run accident in Pilsen Tuesday morning less than a mile away.
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A Chicago man was denied bond in court on Wednesday for allegedly hiting a bicyclist with his vehicle and leaving him to die.

Ignacio Ramirez, 38, has been charged with aggravated DUI, reckless homicide, aggravated fleeing police and leaving the scene of a fatal accident, according to police. 

Police accused Ramirez, of the 500 block of West Walton Street, of driving into a man riding a bike near 18th and Carpenter St. in Pilsen late Monday night.

The 30-year-old victim was identified as Fredrick Kobrick, of the 1700 block of South Desplaines Street. An autopsy revealed Kobrick died of multiple injuries, and his death was ruled an accident, said the Cook County medical examiner's office.

Police arrested Ramirez a short distance away from the crash site and had his car towed from 14th and Halsted Street.

Police also claimed Ramirez failed to stop at a stop sign and was driving without a license or insurance.

He was ordered held without bond and a preliminary hearing has been set for Aug. 26, according to the Cook County Sheriff's office.

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