More Charges Filed Against Palatine Woman Accused of Huffing Before Crash
More Charges Filed, Bail Increased in Palatine Huffing and Driving Crash Case.
Charged with aggravated driving under the influence an intoxicating substance, the charges against Karli M. Casey, of Palatine, were increased from five to 26 counts in Cook County court Tuesday.
According to a victim’s advocate with the Alliance Against Intoxicated Motorists, the indictment against Casey was increased after blood work indicated the 20-year-old was under the influence of multiple drugs, not just inhalants.
In court Tuesday, prosecutors presented lab test results to show heroin, cocaine and codeine were found in Casey’s system at the time of the April 28 accident that injured an elderly woman in Palatine, the Daily Herald reports.
Because other illegal substances were found in Casey’s system, the 20-year-old was re-indicted. “Due to the seriousness of the new charges, her bond was increased from $20,000 to $150,000,” said the victim’s advocate with the Alliance Against Intoxicated Motorists.
According to police, Casey passed was huffing the contents of an aerosol can right before she passed out behind the wheel, crossed the centerline and caused a two vehicle accident at the intersection of First Bank Drive and Northwest Highway in Palatine around 9:30 p.m. April 28.
19 at the time of the crash, Casey was originally charged with aggravated driving under the influence of an intoxicating compound, improper lane use, and no proof of insurance. But the Palatine woman's bond was increased along with the number of indictments against her because of the other illegal substances found in her system.
According to Alliance Against Intoxicated Motorists, Casey faces up to 12 years in prison if convicted. The victim’s advocate said the judge gave Casey’s attorney an offer to discuss with the Palatine woman. Casey is scheduled back in court Nov. 29.