75 Year Old Man Extradited from South Korea for 1996 Fatal DUI Crash Sentenced to 5 Years

You can run but you cannot hide, from Cook County prosecutors.  From the Chicago Tribune (story by George Houde):

A former Chicago businessman who fled to South Korea after he was charged in a 1996 fatal drunken driving crash was sentenced to five years in prison Friday.
Kyung Ho Song, 75, pleaded guilty Thursday to reckless homicide and aggravated DUI in the crash that killed 43-year-old Sonia Naranjo and critically injured her friend, Mayra Sanchez.

With time served, Song could be released in two years.

He was charged after the Oct. 11, 1996, accident but skipped out on his bail bond and fled to South Korea, where he was arrested on a fugitive warrant in December 2013.

Efforts to bring Song to justice were reactivated after the Tribune featured his case in its 2011 “Fugitives from Justice” series. The following year, a reporter working in collaboration with the Tribune tracked Song down in suburban Seoul, South Korea, where he lived openly for years.

Song has been in Cook County Jail since his extradition in March. At the time of the deadly crash nearly two decades ago, he was living in Schaumburg and owned a strip mall in Schiller Park and a business on Chicago’s West Side, but he began liquidating his assets after his arrest, the Tribune found.

Naranjo, a single mother, and Sanchez had been pushing a disabled vehicle along Lake Street in Bartlett when Song’s car struck them from behind. Prosecutors said his blood-alcohol content was 0.181.

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