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December 24, 2009

Ill. cop in crash was three times over alcohol limit

By Kim Janssen
Chicago Sun-Times

LOCKPORT, Ill. — A police officer accused of causing a fatal crash on the Stevenson Expy. Sunday night had downed so much booze he was nearly three times over the legal limit to drive, prosecutors say.

Lockport police officer Eddie Stapinski, 34, had bloodshot eyes, reeked of alcohol and spoke with slurred speech after crashing into 29-year-old Chinatown IT worker Mike Wong, prosecutors said. His car was going 80 mph when it struck and killed Wong, they alleged Tuesday, as he was held on $750,000 bail.

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