CHICAGO (TOC) — The social gathering bus driver charged after damaging a complete of 18 autos, together with an ambulance, in Lakeview over the weekend is being held on bond with digital monitoring, a decide dominated Monday.
Gregory Baldwin had his bond set at $40,000 Monday after being charged with numerous misdemeanors, together with reckless driving, failing to cut back his velocity, leaving the scene and disregarding visitors management. He’s additionally charged with felony injury to authorities property.
Cellular phone video reveals the moments when, simply earlier than 3 p.m. Saturday, police mentioned Baldwin pressured his method by means of oncoming visitors on Broadway close to Addison Road, then reduce throughout to the southbound lane, showing to deliberately sideswipe the autos parked alongside the road.
Baldwin, 45, was later arrested.
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He’s a lifelong residents of Valparaiso and has been dwelling together with his mom to save cash to purchase his personal place, his legal professional mentioned Monday. He has no earlier violent offenses, however was beforehand convicted of resisting in 2019 and aiding in coping with narcotics in 2013.
The decide granted Baldwin’s movement to stay in Indiana.
The state’s legal professional requested digital monitoring, and mentioned the injury quantity was within the 1000’s from the incident.
Officers beforehand mentioned solely 13 autos have been broken, however elevated the quantity to 18 in court docket Monday.
Baldwin is subsequent due in court docket Aug. 15.
The video within the participant above is from an earlier report.
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