Chicago woman charged with DUI in Gold Coast hit-and-run

A woman is facing charges in connection with a hit-and-run crash that critically injured a pedestrian Monday night in the Gold Coast neighborhood.

Ayca Sarialioglu, 29, is accused of driving into a 40-year-old man who was crossing the street around 6:41 p.m. in the 100 block of East Chestnut Street, police said.

The pedestrian suffered an injury to his head and was transported to Northwestern Memorial Hospital where he was listed in critical condition.

Sarialioglu kept driving westbound on Chestnut and struck several parked cars before coming to a stop in the 300 block of West Erie Street where she was taken into custody, police said.


She was charged with failure to report an accident causing injury, leaving the scene of an accident causing injury, both felonies. Sarialioglu was also charged with two misdemeanors: leaving the scene and driving under the influence of alcohol.

She was cited for failure to reduce speed.

Sarialioglu, of Logan Square, is scheduled to appear in bond court Wednesday.