Man with 12 drunk driving convictions to face charges in fatal crash

Posted at 11:28 PM, Aug 01, 2016
and last updated 2016-08-02 10:49:03-04

A man who was convicted of drunk driving 12 times has been charged in a drunk driving crash that killed a 12-year-old girl in Sumpter Township.

Charles Cahill was supposed to be arraigned today, but an issue with the paperwork postponed the hearing.  

According to police, Cahill was traveling at a high rate of speed around 8:20 p.m. Wednesday when he rear-ended a car with a family inside.

A 12-year-old girl who was inside the car with the family was critically injured and airlifted to the hospital. She was placed on life support, but was taken off of Sunday night.

During Cahill's initial arraignment, the court learned he was driving on a suspended license and had an open container of alcohol in the passenger seat.

Cahill has also been charged for domestic violence and assault.

Two days before the crash, Cahill had a run in with police for a domestic issue. We're told he was drunk and put his girlfriend out on the street.

He is being held in jail on $1 million bond before his probable cause hearing on Aug. 10.