PEORIA — A Peoria girl allegedly had been ingesting and utilizing medication the day her pickup truck was concerned in a hit-and-run crash that left a 10-year-old critically injured.
Karrie L. Brunswig, 43, of the 1500 block of Broadway Avenue appeared Thursday in Peoria County Circuit Court on prices of leaving the scene of a private harm accident and driving on a suspended license. Her bond was set at $1 million, based mostly on earlier visitors citations, two open drug-possession instances and a 2000 DUI in Henry County that despatched her to jail for 2 years.
The boy, who was hit whereas using his bicycle, was hospitalized in vital situation as of Thursday afternoon, OSF HealthCare spokeswoman Kodi Smith mentioned.
On the day of the crash
Assistant State’s Lawyer Jason Ramos advised Decide Alicia Washington that Brunswig refused to permit law enforcement officials to take a blood pattern a day after Tuesday’s crash. Officers later obtained a search warrant to get the blood pattern and people toxicology take a look at outcomes are pending.
Based on Ramos, the crash occurred about 7:15 p.m., within the 1600 block of Northeast Glen Oak Avenue. A witness on the scene, the place the road turns and turns into Prospect Highway, advised police they noticed a 2001 Dodge pickup truck strike the boy and drive off. Officers discovered bits of the headlights on the scene, Ramos mentioned in courtroom.
Armed with an outline of the truck, police discovered it Wednesday exterior the condominium constructing the place Brunswig lived. Ramos mentioned the car’s passenger advised officers Brunswig picked her up earlier Tuesday and the 2 had been collectively all day.
Throughout that point, they allegedly used cocaine and methamphetamine and drank alcohol, Ramos mentioned.
He mentioned the passenger advised police she had felt a thud and when she requested Brunswig about it, she mentioned Brunswig mentioned it was a deer and to not fear about it.
Brunswig didn’t make an announcement to police, Ramos mentioned.
Costs loom for Brunswig in different instances
In asking for the excessive bond, the prosecutor famous Brunswig has two pending felony drug-possession instances for which she failed to seem in courtroom final month. Additionally, Peoria County Court docket information present she has a pending DUI case from Might in addition to a number of visitors citations from different incidents.
Brunswig will subsequent seem in courtroom Dec. 9 for a preliminary listening to, though it’s seemingly a grand jury may hear the case earlier than then. If convicted, she faces as much as seven years in jail.