Conner blood alcohol content was more than twice the legal limit
Updated 7:49 AM CST, Tue, Jan 25, 2011
A Steger man facing DUI charges tried to call someone to take his girlfriend’s young son home, according to his lawyer.
Cecil R. Conner Jr., is on trial this week for the May 10 accident that killed 5-year-old Michael Langford.
His defense lawyer, Jeffrey Tomczak, argued in courtÂ MondayÂ phone recordsÂ proved his 22-year-old clientÂ attempted toÂ reach out to someone to replace himÂ behind the wheel, the Herald News reports.
A Chicago Heights police officer arrested Kathie LaFond, Michael’s mother, for driving on a suspended license. The officer gave the carÂ keys to Conner with Michael strapped in the backseat.
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Police say the officer didn’t see anyÂ signs that Conner was intoxicated.
Conner laterÂ slammed the car into a tree killing his girlfriend’s son.Â HisÂ blood-alcoholÂ content was more than twice the legal limit at .208.
First Published: Jan 25, 2011 7:48 AM CST