[ACCIDENT] DUI Driver Crashes His C4 Corvette into a House in Illinois

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[ACCIDENT] DUI Driver Crashes His C4 Corvette into a House in Illinois
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Drinking too much and then speeding in a Corvette don’t mix.

That’s what a 22-year-old allegedly did in Alton, Ill., on Monday night, according to local police, who say he now faces serious charges stemming from the incident.

The sequence of events all started when Spencer Mills of Mercury Drive, Alton was allegedly driving about 70 to 80 mph on East Broadway in his black Corvette at 11:35 p.m., according to several calls by witnesses to police.

An officer spotted the car at Main and East Broadway, activated his blue lights and went after the Corvette, which fled the scene.

He lost sight of the car at Henry Street and East Broadway. A call to 911 soon after reported that the Corvette had crashed into a brick duplex at the corner of

Third and Langdon streets after traveling across the east side of the yard and hitting the side of the building, in the process rupturing two natural gas lines and prompting an evacuation of the structure.

Police say Mills fled the scene but was captured by authorities on the top of the Fraternal Order of Eagles Lodge 254 parking lot at 424 E. Broadway.

Mills suffered a “split nose” from the collision, according to Chief Jason “Jake” Simmons of the Alton Police Department.

But he faces much more serious charges from police, including driving under the influence and two counts of aggravated fleeing. Simmons said the fleeing charges, one for speeding and one for going through stop signs or lights, are felonies.

A judge set Mills’ bond at $40,000.

A neighbor photographed the crash scene and told a reporter for the Alton Telegraph that the Alton Fire Department evacuated three residents of the building because of the gas leak. Cheryl Rauschkolb said one of the tenants and her dog came into her home to stay warm; two others remained outside on Rauschkolb’s property, sheltered from the wind by her home.

Rauschkolb said an Ameren worker arrived 45 minutes later to turn off the natural gas.

[ACCIDENT] DUI Driver Crashes His C4 Corvette into a House in Illinois
Photo Credit: ksdk.com


Source:
thetelegraph.com and ksdk.com

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