Defendant: Sean Oskvarek, Chicago, DuPage County Sheriffs Police photo / November 2008 Charge: Operating an aircraft under the influence of drugs or alcohol Oskvarek, 45, of Woodridge, clipped a house and crashed his single-engine plane into a neighboring yard as he was approaching a private air strip near Downers Grove late on Nov. 15, 2008, according to the DuPage County Sheriff's Department.
Authorities would not discuss Oskvarek's alleged drug or alcohol consumption before the ill-fated flight, but Illinois law prohibits pilots from flying when their blood-alcohol level is 0.04 or more, half the legal limit for ground vehicle drivers.Oskvarek, who has a valid pilot's license, was the only person aboard the Cessna 182 at the time of the crash, authorities said.
He is charged with a Class 3 felony and could face 2 to 5 years in prison.The aircraft is registered to his mother, Evangeline, who lives along the private air strip, about a half-mile from the accident site.The plane was headed west toward a Brookeridge Air Park runway just after 11 p.m. when it clipped the roof of a house in the 8400 block of Kentwood Court, slightly damaging the home and a nearby car.
The plane then flew into tall evergreen trees and flipped, coming to rest upside-down in a grassy area just east of the landing strip. Oskvarek's sister picked him up at the scene before emergency crews arrived, his mother said. Authorities later found Oskvarek at a home in Woodridge and took him to Advocate Good Samaritan Hospital in Downers Grove, where he was treated for minor injuries and arrested upon his release.
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