Trial date set for man charged with DUI, leaving crash scene
By Jim Newton firstname.lastname@example.org January 6, 2014 2:04PM
Updated: February 8, 2014 6:18AM
A 32-year-old Kenosha man, charged with DUI after allegedly crashing into a Hainesville townhome and starting a fire that destroyed it, appeared briefly in court Monday as dates for his trial and a motion to suppress evidence were scheduled.
Adam R. Bileck drove his vehicle into the townhouse complex Oct. 25, hitting a gas line and causing a fire that destroyed one townhome and badly damaged another, according to police and prosecutors. No one was injured in the homes.
Bileck has pleaded not guilty to felony DUI charges and leaving the scene of an accident.
On Monday, a Feb. 24 trial date was set for Bileck in Lake County Circuit Court, with a hearing also scheduled Jan. 21 on a motion to suppress evidence in the case.
Bileck was found by police under a truck a few houses away from the home he allegedly drove into, located off of Hainesville Road near Patriot Drive. According to police, he was “completely soaked and lethargic and hypothermic” at the time he was found.
While no one in the townhouses was injured, several people were home at the time of the crash, including sleeping adults and children who awoke and fled when the incident occurred.
Bileck’s vehicle was on top of the ruptured gas line when police arrived and they began evacuating the two other attached townhomes.
Jeffrey Myhra, operations commander for the Grayslake Police Department, said Bileck’s Jeep was traveling southbound on Hainesville Road and crossed over the southbound lane and off the roadway at the Avon Township Youth Baseball & Softball Complex, hitting the sign for the complex.
From there, Bileck reportedly swerved and drove in between the dugout and a telephone pole, through a grassy area between a tree and landscaping grasses, and then turned sharply left and hit the townhome.