Palos Heights Man Found Guilty in 2006 Fatal Accident
Scott Rossow was convicted on four counts of aggravated driving under the influence stemming from an accident that left two men dead.
A Palos Heights man has been found guilty of driving under the influence charges stemming from a 2006 car accident that left two men dead.
Scott. A. Rossow, 27, of Palos Heights, now faces up to 28 years in prison after being convicted Monday on four counts of aggravated DUI.
Rossow was driving a Corvette more than 100 miles per hour near the intersection of Francis and Town Line roads in Mokena on Dec. 8, 2006, when he lost control and struck a tree, according to a news release from the Will County State's Attorney's Office.
Rossow and his two passengers, Christopher Sommers and David Sauseda, both of New Lenox, were ejected from the vehicle, the release said. Sommers was Rossow's friend and Sauseda was a family member.
Rossow was a resident of New Lenox at the time of the accident, a State's Attorney's Office spokesman said.
Rossow's blood-alcohol level was .127 at the time of the accident, the release said. His lawyers argued that Rossow was not behind the wheel when the accident occurred.
Rossow was charged with the crime in 2008 in what Will County State's Attorney James Glasgow said was "an extraordinarily complicated case," according to the release.
Rossow was found guilty in a bench trial by Associate Judge Edward Burmila and is scheduled to be sentenced Jan. 21.