PEORIA (25 NEWS) – Tuesday’s hit and run crash put 10-year-old Troy Erving within the hospital and was declared useless Friday morning.
The accused driver 43-year-old Karrie Brunswig arrested Wednesday for investigation of leaving an accident scene, driving with a suspended license, and different prices.
Brunswig has a prolonged historical past of comparable offenses in 2021 alone.
Peoria Police Division’s lieutenant of site visitors division Earnest McCall mentioned accidents in Peoria have been on the rise since 2019
He mentioned extra individuals are caught dashing and driving and not using a license and most people caught are repeated offenders.
“It’s repeated habits sadly,” McCall mentioned.
“They get stopped, they get a DUI, their license is taken, and so they resolve for no matter motive to proceed to drive and get one other DUI till they’re in jail for an prolonged time period and nonetheless after that generally, they get out of jail and nonetheless do that very same habits,” he added.
McCall mentioned this results in stiffer penalties.
“They find yourself harming themselves, or a passenger or another person, then the legal guidelines are extra extreme,” McCall mentioned.
“It goes from a misdemeanor to a felony. After which their time in jail could possibly be prolonged,” he mentioned.
Doug Burgess is the proprietor of Burgess Driving Faculty in East Peoria.
He mentioned it’s tough to maintain observe of everybody who chooses to not comply with guidelines of the street, however he teaches college students to comply with the pace limits and at all times cease in an accident.
“Begin to decelerate sooner, look additional forward,” Burgess mentioned.
“The extra slippery the street situations are, the additional you must look forward so you can begin planning forward and making these changes,” he added.
McCall encourages residents to report any sightings of dashing or different misconduct behind the wheel.
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