Eric M. Barth a “flight risk and clearly a danger to the public,” Kane County Associate Judge James Hallock granted Prosecutor Steve Sims’ request for the high bail. Should Barth be released on bond, he will be required to wear an electronic anklet that monitors alcohol consumption, and to abstain from alcohol. A blood test taken at Sherman Hospital in Elgin after the crash indicated he had a blood-alcohol content of .271, more than three times the legal threshold, according to court records.
Barth, who previously lived in South Elgin, faces six counts of aggravated driving under the influence of alcohol. The counts are aggravated, Sims said, because he is accused of driving without a valid license and because the crash caused “great bodily harm.”