Warrant issued for accused DUI driver

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Update: 2:20 pm, 1/27/17, Friday 

CHAMPAIGN COUNTY — The Department of Homeland Security Immigration and Customs Enforcement has joined the search for the man accused of causing a Mahomet woman’s death. 

Esteban Tomas is wanted for felony aggravated DUI. Tomas is a 33-year old man, from Guatemala, 5’5”, 140 lbs., with black hair and brown eyes. 

Officials say, Esteban Tomas has an alias date of birth of 10/16/83 and multiple alias names including:   

Juarez, Estaban Tomas
Juarez-Tomas, Estaban
Tomas, Estaban Juarez
Victor Ochoa.
Anyone with information regarding Tomas’ whereabouts shoudl contact ICE.
(888) DHS – 2ICE
Original: 4:15 pm, 1/18/17, Wednesday

CHAMPAIGN COUNTY — Police are looking for the man accused of causing a Mahomet woman’s death. Esteban Tomas is wanted for felony aggravated DUI.

The victim’s family says they want him held accountable for what he’s done. The accident happened New Year’s Day, on I-74, between the Neil Street and Lincoln Avenue exits.

Police say Tomas was driving drunk and heading the wrong way when he hit the vehicle driven by 45-year old Jeannie Brady. She later died from her injuries.

A warrant for Tomas’ arrest was issued this week. Brady’s husband says it’s a step toward seeing justice served. The crash has been under investigation since New Year’s Day.

Illinois State Police believed Tomas was traveling westbound in the westbound lane, but crash reconstruction investigators determined he was actually traveling eastbound.

Tomas was also driving without a valid driver’s license. No word if he faces other charges.

Aggravated DUI is worse than DUI. It means the person is found to be committing another offense in addition to the DUI. It also has more severe penalties.

In Tomas’ case, police say he was driving drunk, driving the wrong way and didn’t have a valid license.

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