Bond set at $40K for off-duty Chicago cop charged in crash that killed woman

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CHICAGO — Bond has been set at $40,000 for an off-duty Chicago officer charged in a DUI crash that killed a woman sitting inside a South Side restaurant.

Terrance Finley, 24, was charged with one felony count of reckless homicide with a motor vehicle and one of aggravated driving under the influence. Finley was also accused of a misdemeanor count of DUI and was cited for failing to reduce speed.

During a court appearance Tuesday morning, a judge set his bond at $40,000.

Finley, who was off-duty, crashed into Tony’s Philly Steak in the 1700 block of West 87th Street around 2:25 a.m. Sunday.

Marquita Reed, 34, was sitting at a table inside the restaurant at the time of the crash, and was pinned under the car. She was transported to Advocate Christ Medical Center, where she was later pronounced dead.

Her friend was also struck by the car and taken to the hospital in a neck brace, but she is in good condition with a leg injury.

Finley told first responders he hit the restaurant after swerving to avoid a car that cut him off. Police said he had blood alcohol content of .083, according to police. That’s just over the legal limit of .08.

Finley is a 3rd District beat officer who has been with the department for 21 months.


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