Michigan man pleads guilty in Ill. racetrack DUI

January 10, 2012 - 6:50 PM

JOLIET, Ill. (AP) — Illinois authorities say a central Michigan man who killed a woman when he crashed his truck into a horse she was riding has pleaded guilty to aggravated drunken driving.

The Will County prosecutor's office said Monday that 42-year-old Angus Lake of Riverdale, Mich., faces up to 14 years in prison in March when he returns to court for sentencing.

Prosecutors say Lake and two women were drinking one night in April 2011 at Balmoral Park Racetrack in Crete when they left to go horseback riding.

Officials say Lake later got into his truck to look for the women. A short time later, his truck struck a horse, killing 25-year-old Michelle Eustis, and seriously injuring another woman. They say Lake's blood-alcohol level was nearly twice the legal limit at the time.