Good Samaritan killed while trying to convince drunk man to stop drivingBy Mason White 9:56 AM March 27, 2014
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By: Devansh Dutt
(Scroll down for video) A man was killed while trying protect others from a drunk driver.
Timothy McShane, 42, was drinking at the Aberdeen Tap in Chicago, Illinois, on Saturday at 5:00 p.m., when bartenders refused to give him more drinks. He left the bar.
33-year-old Shane Stokowski, was enjoying drinks with his friends at the same bar when he noticed McShane, who was clearly intoxicated, leaving the bar with car keys.
Stokowski followed McShane to the parking lot of the bar. When McShane got into his girlfriend’s black SUV, the 33-year-old begged him not to drive. However, McShane refused to listen and hit several parked cars trying to get out, according to court documents.
Stokowski approached the truck and leaned against the driver’s side window to stop McShane, but he kept driving while Stokowski held on to the truck.
Stokowski fell from the truck and hit his head on the pavement, according to prosecutors. He was taken to a hospital where he died from blunt force trauma.
Instead of stopping or contacting the police, McShane, a construction worker, went to his girlfriend’s house, parked the truck and fell asleep for a few hours.
When police found him, McShane claimed that Stokowski tried to attack him so he fled in fear, according to a police report.
McShane, a father of one, also told the officers that Stokowski tried to rob and beat him, and left a mark on his neck.
McShane was not supposed to be driving as his license was already suspended due to a previous DUI charge.
McShane is being held in lieu of $350,000 bail for reckless homicide, aggravated DUI and leaving the scene of an accident.