Elmwood Park man charged with DUI after fiery crash near Brookfield Zoo
A car crashed into a wooded area near Brookfield Zoo early Saturday. / RIverside Police.
Updated: December 16, 2012 11:38AM
A 28-year-old Elmwood Park man was allegedly intoxicated when his car crashed into a wooded area near Brookfield Zoo and caught fire early Saturday, Riverside police said.
A car crossed four lanes of traffic on First Avenue and crashed into the woods near Wabaunsee Road about 2:15 a.m. Saturday, Dec. 15, police said. Officers found a 2005 Subaru on fire about 50 feet into the woods, police said.
The driver, Gonzalo Aguilera, was out of the car and bleeding from his head, police said.
Aguilera, of the 2700 block of 73rd Avenue in Elmwood Park, was taken to Loyola University Medical Center in Maywood, where officers interviewed him and noticed his breath smelled of alcohol, police said.
Aguilera told officers he had been drinking margaritas and beer and smoking pot, police said.
After being treated at the hospital, Aguilera was charged with driving under the influence and driving under the influence of drugs. He was also issued several traffic citations.