Man Dies Skateboarding in DUI Related Accident

October 31, 2012
By The Davis Law Group, P.C. on October 31, 2012 1:54 PM |

Luis P. Pena, 30, of Chicago is charged with aggravated DUI and leaving the scene of an accident involving injury after a fatal crash on Saturday around 2 a.m.. Reginald Destin, 42, died after being struck while skateboarding with two friends on North Milwaukee Ave in the Bucktown neighborhood. Destin was well-known "pillar in the Chicago skateboarding community" and entrepreneur.

After the crash, Destin was left in critical condition. He was put in a medically induced coma after being transported to the hospital and later died. Friends across the county raised about $29,000 as part of a fundraising drive on behalf of Destin's family to help with funeral costs.

Pena reportedly fled the scene but was apprehended soon after. He allegedly had a BAC of .18. Pena is currently being held without bail because prosecutors claim he is alleged to have violated a previous bond on a DUI charge. After Destin's death, a spokeswoman for the Cook County State's Attorney's Office said that charges may be upgraded. In addition to aggravated DUI, Pena also faces charges for reckless driving, driving without a driver's license, and operating a vehicle without insurance.

Man dies week after being hit by car while skateboarding, www.chicagotribune.com, October 27, 2012