Friday, May 24, 2013
Traffic Accidents H13-2323/2325/2326/2327 V13-5236 Morgan
Date & Time: May 24, 2013 12:06am
Location: 500 block E. Chestnut and 700 block S. Fifth St
Unit 1: 2005 Dodge Dakota driven by Kip A. Menschel (27) of Hoopeston
Property: Garage owned by Todd Beatty of Hoopeston
Details: Driver of Unit 1 was south bound through a yard in the 700 block of S. 5th St
and struck a utility pole at the corner of E. Chestnut and the alley between S. 4th St and S. 5th St. Driver then turned north bound through the alley and went into the backyard of a residence in the 700 block of S. 4th St and struck a tree. Driver then left that scene and continued north bound, striking a garage at the rear of a residence in the 700 block of S. 5th St. Driver then left there and continued north and then
turned east on E. Elm, proceeded to S. 6th St and turned south bound. Once the
driver reached Route 9, he turned east bound and headed out of town. Officers
caught up to the vehicle, where it was found in the ditch on the south side of
Route 9 approximately a 1/2 mile east of town. Driver was taken into custody.
Driver was charged with Possession of A Controlled Substance, DUI, Illegal
Transportation of Alcohol, Leaving The Scene of an Accident (3 counts) and
Failure To Reduce Speed to Avoid an Accident (3 counts). Suspect was later
transported to the PSB in Danville to await arraignment in court.