Sentence Handed Down For 2008 DUI Accident In Chicago That Killed A Motorcyclist

In 2008, a drunk driver hit and killed Navy veteran Jeff Bondy while he was on his motorcycle in Chicago.

Today Drew Forquer, 51, was sentenced for that 2008 drunk driving accident on Chicago’s Northwest Side.

Forquer, who had a history of drunken-driving convictions, was sentenced to 8 years in prison today for driving his car into an opposing lane of traffic and killing a motorcyclist in 2008 on Chicago’s Northwest Side. He faces a minimum of six years in prison.

Drew Forquer was convicted of reckless homicide and aggravated drunken driving last month following a bench trial in front of Judge Clayton Crane. The judge ruled it was clear from the results of field-sobriety tests, eyewitness testimony and video of Forquer’s wide turn that he was impaired, even though a Breathalyzer four hours after the crash showed his blood-alcohol content was 0.045 percent, below the .08 percent that serves as the legal limit.

Bondy was on his way to his job as an airfield supervisor at O’Hare International Airport when the fatal accident happened at Belmont and Opal avenues.

According to his wife, he had just finished celebrating his twin children’s 10th birthdays.

More details on this story can be seen at the July 25 Chicago Tribune story titled “8 years for convicted drunk driver who killed motorcyclist.”