CHICAGO (AP) — A former suburban Chicago police officer found guilty of driving the wrong way on Lake Shore Drive in 2013 and causing a fatal crash received a 10-year prison sentence.
Terrell Garrett was charged with two counts of aggravated driving under the influence and two counts of reckless homicide following a crash that killed 25-year-old Joaquin Garcia and 27-year-old Fabian Torres. A passenger in another auto, Eve Yeaton, was injured.
Cook County prosecutors say the then North Chicago police officer’s blood alcohol content after the early-morning crash was measured at.184, more than twice the 0.08 legal limit.
Garrett was off duty at the time of the crash. Witnesses said he was traveling 60 miles per hour or more.
Before Friday’s sentencing, the 36-year-old Garrett said he takes responsibility for his actions.