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Bail set at $350k for driver charged with injuring ex-Marine, 87

Published: Monday, Nov. 12, 2012 9:57 a.m. CST

(MCT) — The man police said is responsible for forcing an 87-year-old ex-Marine to spend Veteran’s Day weekend in a medically induced coma was ordered held Sunday on $350,000 bail.

Michael Izeta, 26, had been charged with felony DUI resulting in serious injury and cited with striking a pedestrian, running a red light and driving without insurance or a driver’s license.

An elderly veteran was crossing North Broadway on Friday when he was struck and flung into the air by Izeta’s 1993 Pontiac Bonneville, police said.

A police officer was driving behind Izeta when the crash occurred. Officers found Izeta, of the 6100 block of North Damen Avenue, where he wrecked his car a block from the scene of the crash. Izeta blew a 0.215 on the Breathalyzer, more than twice the legal limit of 0.08.

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