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Archive for December 8th, 2014

Wenona woman flown to Peoria after crash with alleged drunken driver

Posted by wlpo on December 8, 2014

A Wenona woman is in fair condition after a rollover crash that allegedly involved a drunken driver.

La Salle County deputies say Tony Berlin of Chenoa ran a stop sign Sunday afternoon east of Wenona and hit Kathy Kelly of Wenona. The collision caused Kelly’s vehicle to roll three times. She was flown to St. Francis Medical Center in Peoria.

Berlin was arrested for DUI and taken to the La Salle County Jail.

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Man at center of Peru heroin bust released from the hospital and sent to jail

Posted by wlpo on December 8, 2014

If you’ve been following the story of a heroin bust in Peru, the man arrested is out of the hospital and in jail.

43-year-old Jeffrey Scholle was arrested Wednesday morning after investigators say they found 50 grams of heroin and around ten thousand dollars in cash. Instead of being taken directly to jail, Scholle was taken to a Peoria hospital for medical treatment that was unrelated to his arrest.

Peru Police Chief Doug Bernabei called the arrest “significant” and says it came after police pulled off several undercover drug buys.

Scholle is being held on two million dollars bond.

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Driver crashes into light poles in La Salle

Posted by wlpo on December 8, 2014

A crash on the south end of La Salle allegedly involved a drunk driver.

La Salle County deputies say Angel Delgado of La Salle was on Route 351 Sunday morning near the bridge over the Illinois River when he drove off the road and hit two light poles. He wasn’t hurt but was arrested for DUI and failing to reduce speed to avoid an accident.

Delgado was released with a court date.

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Truck ends up on its top after Interstate 39 crash

Posted by wlpo on December 8, 2014

A stretch of Interstate 39 near Oglesby was closed to traffic just before midnight Sunday night.

According to the Tonica Fire Department, they and Oglesby got called to a crash on northbound I-39 between the Tonica and Oglesby exit. Firefighters found a pickup truck on its top in the middle of the interstate with a trailer in the median.

Two people were in the truck, one had to be cut out by rescuers. Both were taken to Illinois Valley Community Hospital for treatment.

The Illinois State Police are investigating the crash.

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