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Alleged drunken driver blamed in Peru hit and run that sends two people to the hospital

Posted by wlpo on December 21, 2015

A crash on the east side of Peru sent a pair to the hospital.

Joshua Maurice of Peru is accused of smacking into the driver’s side of a pickup driven by Andres Mendez of Spring Valley near 7th and Pulaski Streets. Investigators say Maurice who was also driving a truck left the scene Sunday afternoon only to be stopped a couple blocks away. He was arrested for DUI and leaving the scene of an accident. Maurice was given a court date.

Mendez and his passenger Maria Mendez of Spring Valley were both taken to Illinois Valley Community Hospital in Peru.

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