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COMPTROLLER MENDOZA'S STATEMENT ON MONDAY'S PLEA DEAL IN THE JOHN "QUARTERS" BOYLE HIT-AND-RUN CASE

Boyle pleads guilty to Leaving the Scene of an Accident with Injuries; will pay $924 in fines and court costs 

 

“I am disappointed that “Quarters” Boyle received no jail time after he recklessly caused a 4-car accident two years ago. I went to every court hearing over the past two years to make sure these charges against Boyle did not get dropped. I would have preferred the Cook County State’s Attorney upgrade the charges from the misdemeanors Boyle essentially chose for himself when he finally turned himself in, cleaned up and sober, three days after he caused the accident and fled the scene. I turned over the video to police which showed Boyle staggering around; driving his car into one of his victims who was trying to keep him at the scene. The video showed Boyle falsely claiming to be a police officer. But even with the video, the State’s Attorney’s office never charged Boyle with DUI, reckless driving, battery or with impersonating a police officer. His conviction today for fleeing the scene is better than nothing. But the innocent drivers in those cars he hit deserved more justice.” 

 

—   Susana A. Mendoza, Illinois Comptroller

 

The Tribune’s John Kass’ original column on the incident, with video here: https://www.chicagotribune.com/news/columnists/kass/ct-susana-mendoza-quarters-boyle-met-0917-20170915-column.html

 

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