On October 1, 2017, at approximately 7:20PM, Lake County Sheriff’s Deputies responded to the area of Route 120 and I-94, unincorporated Waukegan, for a traffic crash. When Sheriff’s Deputies arrived they located a 1999 Ford Escort in the grassy center median and a 1997 Harley-Davidson Motorcycle, which had been struck by a car.
Preliminary investigation revealed the driver of the Harley-Davidson, Michael P. Abbinanti, 46, of the 33100 block of Mill Road, Wildwood, and the driver of the Ford Escort, Ramon Quiroz, 36, of the 1100 block of Shoreline Court, Round Lake Beach, had previously been in a traffic altercation. The altercation began in the area of Route 120 and Fairfield Road, Round Lake.
As both drivers approached I-94, Quiroz drove his vehicle into the grassy median and stopped. Abbinanti parked his motorcycle on the side of Route 120 and approached Quiroz. An altercation ensued and Abbinanti stabbed Quiroz several times with a knife.
During the altercation, Abbinanti’s motorcycle was struck by a passing motorist.
Quiroz was transported to a local hospital with non-life threatening injuries.
Abbinanti was arrested and subsequently charged with three counts of Aggravated Battery (Class 3 Felonies). At a court hearing on October 2nd, Abbinanti’s bail was set at $30,000.00. Abbinanti posted bail and was released from the Lake County Jail. He is due in court on November 1, 2017 at 1:30PM, in courtroom C-120.
Quiroz was subsequently charged with Driving Under the Influence of Alcohol (Class A Misdemeanor). He is due in court on November 15, 2017 at 9:00AM, in courtroom C-404.
Sheriff Curran reminds the public the defendants are presumed innocent until proven guilty in a court of law.