A Barrington woman who pleaded guilty to hosting an underage drinking party at her home in 2011 is facing new charges after she crashed an SUV on the Near West Side while high on heroin and carrying 16 foil packets of the drug, Chicago police said.
Julie McPike, 51, of the 200 block of Beverly Road in Barrington, is expected to have a bond hearing today after being charged with possession of heroin, aggravated DUI, driving an uninsured motor vehicle, driving on a revoked license, failure to reduce speed to avoid an accident, and driving on a sidewalk, police said.
McPike was arrested after police responded to a traffic crash at 12:20 a.m. Wednesday in the 1100 block of West Madison Street and found her in a Mitsubishi SUV that had crashed into a parked car, police said.
McPike was in the Mitsubishi’s driver's seat with the keys in the ignition and the engine running, but was unconscious and had a cut on her lip. An ambulance was already on the scene and she was taken to Rush University Medical Center to be checked out, police said.
A witness told police he saw her SUV hit his parked vehicle along with a second parked vehicle and keep going at a high rate of speed. The witness, a man, followed her and saw her jump the curb and “enter the sidewalk area,’’ the report said. The SUV then came off the sidewalk and hit a third, parked car when it finally stopped, according to a police report.
A blue handbag was found in her SUV and officers looked inside and found eleven foil rectangles containing a white substance suspected to be heroin, police said. At the hospital, a doctor found five additional foil packets of the substance on her, according to police. Police estimated that the combined drugs had a street value of several hundred dollars.
While at the hospital officers spoke with McPike who was crying. The woman asked the officer, "if she killed anyone" during the accident, according to the report. Police found that her license had been revoked because of a prior DUI. No alcohol was found in her system but she tested positive for heroin, the report indicated. She also told officers that she “has not used heroin for a while until today,’’ according to the report.
In the summer of 2011, was charged with violating the local ordinance of hosting an underage party after her teenage daughter threw a keg party where around 30 cars lined the street near their home. McPike pleaded guilty to the citation and paid a $600 fine for the violation, court records show. This spring, McPike was cited with violating two other local ordinances for a having a dog at large and permitting a dog to “snap,’’ and she paid a $214 fine, according to court records.Copyright © 2015, The Baltimore Sun