Daily Archives: October 22, 2009
So two people are killed by a drunk driver with a blood alcohol level over three times the legal limit. So maybe there’s going to be a fundraising benefit for the families of the victims, right?
Wrong. The benefit is for the drunk driver — if he’s a cop.
Cops Plan Benefit for Officer Charged in Fatal DUI
Chicago, IL. Oct. 21 — Chicago police officers are planning a benefit this weekend at their union headquarters for Joseph Frugoli, who is accused of crashing into a car while driving drunk on the Dan Ryan in April, killing two people.
An invitation to the event is posted on the Web site of the Fraternal Order of Police, and appears next to the numbers "10-1," radio code for officer in need of assistance.
"You’re invited to assist Detective Joe Frugoli," the posting reads. Tickets cost $50. A detective lists his name and phone number for further information.
Police said Frugoli’s blood-alcohol content was more than three times the legal limit when his Lexus SUV struck a car that had pulled over on the Dan Ryan Expressway north of 18th Street. The car exploded into flames and killed Andrew Cazares, 23, and Fausto Manzera, 21.
Frugoli is also accused of leaving the scene.
Kind of makes you teary-eyed, doesn’t it?