A man on parole for a fatal hit-and-run of a bicyclist in Waukegan in 2019 has been arrested after prosecutors say he was caught driving on a revoked license in Lindenhurst.
Chance D. Presley, 38, of North Chicago, was charged with driving on a revoked license for at least the fourth time and speeding 21-25 mph over the limit.
Lake County Assistant State’s Attorney Mary Daly said officers in Lindenhurst were running radar on March 18.
They spotted Presley traveling 57 mph in a 35 mph zone, Daly said.
Presley admitted that his driving privileges were revoked for a reckless homicide conviction, Daly said.
State records show Presley is currently on parole for the offense.
He was released from a state prison in July after serving just over a year in the Illinois Department of Corrections.
Presley in February 2021 pleaded guilty to one count of reckless homicide in Lake County Circuit Court as part of a plea deal.
He was sentenced to five years in the Illinois Department of Corrections and given credit for time served in jail awaiting the case.
The Waukegan Police Department said that Presley struck 60-year-old Vere Joel Day, who was riding his bicycle, with a 2006 Cadillac SUV near 8th Street and Jackson Street before fleeing the scene on September 19, 2019.
Day, who was a Waukegan resident, was found laying in the street and pronounced dead, the Lake County Coroner’s Office said at the time.
Police identified Presley as the suspect and said that the man was also wanted on failure to appear warrants relating to domestic battery, drug and other charges.
Lake County Judge Theodore Potkonjak ordered Presley held on a $100,000 bond for his latest charges.
Presley remains held in the Lake County Jail and would need to post $10,000 cash in order to be released.
A preliminary hearing is scheduled for April 18.