Cobden Man Indicted for Aggravated DUI and Reckless Homicide in Connection with Fatal Interstate 57 Crash



April 16, 2011


Cob­den Man Indict­ed for Aggra­vat­ed DUI and Reck­less Homicide

in Con­nec­tion with Fatal Inter­state 57 Crash


Union Coun­ty State’s Attor­ney Tyler R. Edmonds announced today that Daniel J. Bible (DOB 08-29-1983) of 401 Apple­knock­er Street, Apart­ment 104, in Cob­den, was indict­ed on Wednes­day April 13 by a Union Coun­ty Grand Jury on one (1) count of Aggra­vat­ed Dri­ving Under the Influ­ence of Drugs, a Class 2 Felony, one (1) count of Reck­less Homi­cide, a Class 3 Felony, one (1) count of Dri­ving While License Sus­pend­ed, a Class A Mis­de­meanor and one (1) count of Endan­ger­ing the Life or Health of a Child, a Class A Mis­de­meanor.  The charges stem from a March 23, 2011 traf­fic crash on Inter­state 57 that result­ed in the death of an Anna man.


Bible was tak­en into cus­tody on the evening of April 15, 2011 in Mar­i­on by Mar­i­on Police and Illi­nois State Police.  He is cur­rent­ly being held at the Jack­son Coun­ty Jail on $150,000 bond.  Bible is set for a First Appear­ance on Tues­day April 19 at the Union Coun­ty Cour­t­house in Jonesboro.


The charges fol­low an inves­ti­ga­tion by the Illi­nois State Police, Union Coun­ty State’s Attorney’s Office and Union Coun­ty Coroner’s Office.


The Union Coun­ty State’s Attorney’s Office reminds the pub­lic that charges are not evi­dence of guilt.  A defen­dant is pre­sumed inno­cent and is enti­tled to a fair tri­al in which the gov­ern­ment has the bur­den of prov­ing guilt beyond a rea­son­able doubt.


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