A 25-year-old Chicago man faces a litany of charges arising out of an alleged attack Saturday night when, according to prosecutors, he repeatedly crashed his 2000 Ford Explorer into another vehicle on the city's Northwest Side.
Michael Bambouyani, 25, of the 5900 block of West Irving Park Road, is charged with three felony counts of aggravated battery with a deadly weapon, leaving the scene of an accident with injury or death, following too closely, negligent driving, failure to reduce speed, failure to carry or display ID and driving without insurance or valid registration. Bambouyani limped into bond court Sunday wearing a wrinkled suit splattered with blood.
Bambouyani stepped in front of the victims' Nissan Altima about 10 p.m. near North Laramie Avenue and West Dakin Street, taunting the driver to run him over, according to prosecutors and court records. After a fight with the victims, Bambouyani got in his truck and ran it into the Altima several times, causing damage to the vehicle and injury to people in it. After fleeing the scene, Bambouyani was stopped by police in the 5500 block of West Montrose Avenue.
Bambouyani refused a field sobriety test and chemical tests to determine his blood alcohol level. But according to police, he smelled of alcohol and was "highly agitated and belligerent."
While getting booked into jail, Bambouyani proceeded to smear blood from a cut on his nose onto the walls of the processing room, according to court records. He spit blood on the windows and urinated on the floor, according to records.
According to prosecutors, Bambouyani's driving record includes charges of DUI in 2004 and 2006 and leaving the scene of an accident in 2006.
Bambouyani was found to have a valid driver's license. But his license was set to be revoked April 1 by the Illinois Secretary of State's office for "habitually being in violation of motor vehicle laws," prosecutors said.