A Chicago man charged in a fatal crash that killed a pregnant woman and her child last month had cocaine in his system at the time, prosecutors said Wednesday.
The new information was revealed during a bond hearing for James Cox, who was charged a day earlier with driving under the influence in the Oct. 21 crash that killed Kim Brown and her unborn child and injured another mother and her two children. Brown's baby was delivered by emergency Cesarean section after the crash but died a day later.
Tuesday's DUI charges came on top of citations for failing to obey a red light, driving on a revoked or suspended license, and not having insurance. Cox has been convicted 15 times for driving with a suspended or revoked license.
Cox also has convictions for drug cases in 2001 and 2007 for which he served time in prison, the Chicago Tribune reported.
He was ordered held on $500,000 bond.