Plainfield Man Charged in Fatal Motorcycle Accident on Ogden Avenue

Police charge Plainfield man with driving under the influence of drugs following Wednesday evening incident involving Lombard motorcyclist.

A Plainfield man has been charged with aggravated driving under the influence of drugs causing the death of another in a fatal motorcycle crash at 5:03 p.m. Wednesday, according to a press release from the .

Michael J. Moreno, 31, of the 11700 block of Presley Circle in Plainfield, also was charged with aggravated reckless driving, leaving the scene of an accident involving the death of another, possession of cannabis, obstructing a peace officer and failure to yield turning left, police said in the release issued early Thursday morning.

Gerald W. Puglise, 63, of the 2200 block of Highland in Lombard, was killed as a result of the accident that occurred at approximately 5:03 p.m. at Ogden Avenue and River Road, police said. 

Moreno was headed westbound on Ogden Avenue in his 2006 Infinty M45 when he turned left onto River Road in front of Puglise who had the right of way as he was driving his Triumph Rocket III motorcycle eastbound on Ogden Avenue. Moreno suffered minor injuries as a result of the crash, according to the news release.

Police said Moreno was charged with a Class 2 Felony for aggravated driving under the Influence of drugs causing the death of another; A Class 4 Felony for aggravated reckless driving;  a Class 4 Felony for leaving the scene of an accident involving the death of another; a Class B Misdemeanor for possession of cannabis; a Class A Misdemeanor for obstructing a peace officer; and a traffic violation for failing to yield. 

At the time of the crash, Moreno was allegedly involved in a “road rage incident with a 2006 Grey Honda driven by a 16-year-old female from Naperville," according to the police report. The Honda was not involved in the crash and no charges are currently pending against the driver.

Because of the nature of the accident, the Naperville Police Department had members of the department’s traffic unit trained in accident reconstruction respond to the scene to investigate the accident. The accident remains under investigation.

Anyone with information regarding the accident or the vehicle noted is asked to contact the Naperville Police Department’s Traffic Unit at 630-305-5285.

Janet v June 20, 2012 at 05:27 AM
Sheridan, Are you narrow minded or just a moron. Jerry is a member of our family and he was killed by a worthless piece of garbage.You make no mention of this at all. All you can say is Helmet, helmet, helmet. Go find something else to do Jerk.
joyjam June 20, 2012 at 01:57 PM
Janet, I am so sorry for your loss. Diane Pozzie and I have been best friends since high school. I stood up with Gerry in her and Bob's wedding. Since this happen I have been so upset, before I even knew that he was related to Bob. Your family has been in my prayers every day. God Bless You All! Joyce
rebecca June 26, 2012 at 07:31 AM
Bob- I am so sorry for your loss, and all family and friends. Truly. I have recent losses too, and have recent loss of long lofe Young friends. I am reading to learn. To maybe understand and prevent.. even ONE..
Rick June 30, 2012 at 02:29 PM
Sheridan your an ass, go play in traffic with your helmet
Rick June 30, 2012 at 02:38 PM
is that what your mad about sheridan because you have to wear a seatbelt. i suppose if you become confined to a wheel chair then the whole rest of the world should too. you are a moron and your ignornace is problem. keep it to your self


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