Glencoe Man Charged with Reckless Homicide Out on Bail

John S. Warsaw, 63, of the 1100 block of Carol Lane was released on Thursday.

A Glencoe resident charged with reckless homicide and two counts of aggravated driving under the influence of alcohol was released from Lake County Jail on Thursday after he put down the necessary $50,000 of the $500,000 bail, police said.

According to police, John S. Warsaw, 63, was involvd in a head-on car accident on Jan. 13 that killed Shruti Phandis, 26, of Wheeling. The Chicago Tribune reports that Phandis was a recent newlywed who had been married the day before the accident. 


Investigator Adam Hyde of the Lincolnshire Police Department told Patch on Friday that Warsaw had hydrocodone, also known as Vicodin, in his system on the night of the accident.

"When you combine Vicodin with sleep deprivation and alcohol, it's amazingly dangerous driving," said Hyde. In an earlier press release, Hyde added that Warsaw "drove into a ditch and then struck a street sign on the median on Route 22 in Buffalo Grove" before the head-on accident.

Hyde also said that there will probably be a court date before the end of May, and that he is almost certain the case will be heard before a grand jury.


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