$100k Bond for Man Charged With DUI in Cyclist's Death

By Tanveer Ali on June 1, 2013 11:52am | Updated on June 1, 2013 4:29pm

 Ryne San Hamel (right) is accused of fatally hitting bicyclist Bobby Cann with his Mercedes while driving under the influence.
Ryne San Hamel (right) is accused of fatally hitting bicyclist Bobby Cann with his Mercedes while driving under the influence.
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COOK COUNTY COURTHOUSE — Ryne San Hamel had a blood-alcohol content of .127 when he struck and killed a Chicago cyclist Wednesday evening, prosecutors said Saturday.

San Hamel, charged with reckless homicide and driving under the influence, was ordered held on $100,000 bond Saturday.

Police said San Hamel, 28, of Park Ridge, hit cyclist Bobby Cann with his Mercedes as they were both traveling south on North Clybourn Avenue near North Larrabee Street Wednesday night. Cann was taken to Northwestern Memorial Hospital, where he was pronounced dead.

Prosecutors said San Hamel was legally drunk and driving at least 20 miles over the posted 30 MPH speed limit.

San Hamel had failed a sobriety test at the scene and refused to take a breathalyzer test, prosecutors said.

Judge Maria Kuriakos Ciesil ordered that his passport be held. 

According to his LinkedIn profile, San Hamel is a partner in a business called AllYouCanDrink.com, which is billed as the "largest online directory for nightlife and entertainment anywhere on the planet."

Cann, a Lakeview resident from New Hampshire, was an avid cyclist, who rode his bike to his job at Groupon. He was involved in Critical Mass, the bicycle advocacy group, which rode in his memory Friday night.

San Hamel's next court date is Monday.

 

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