The South Suburban police officer accused of driving with a blood alcohol concentration three times the legal limit and causing a fatal crash on the Stevenson Expressway last week walked out of jail Saturday night after posting $750,000 bond, authorities said.
Edward Stapinkski was charged with reckless homicide and aggravated DUI for the crash that left a 29-year-old Chinatown man dead.
The 34-year-old Lockport officer, with seven years on the force, was driving southbound on Interstate 55 when he lost control of his vehicle and crossed Interstate 55's median, hitting 29-year-old Man "Mike" Wong and another vehicle. Wong was killed. The driver and passengers in the third vehicle was uninjured.