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|Monday Night Hit And Runs Linked To One Man
|Three separate hit and run incidents in Galesburg Monday night have been linked back to a Galesburg man.
A pizza-hut delivery driver was rear-ended according to police reports at South Farnham and Grand Avenue around 7 o'clock.
Police say the driver informed officers that a tall and thin white male got out of the vehicle, assessed the damage, and then got back into his vehicle before before driving away. The victim told police the man was stumbling and nearly fell down.
Two more hit and run reports surfaced at about the same time of a dark blue foreign car matching the description of the accident with the pizza delivery driver: one occurring at South Whitesboro Street and East Knox Street, the other at E. Main and S. Farnham. No injuries resulted from either of the accidents.
Police say the Florida-plates checked back to a 27-year old James Davis, living at the address of 275 East Fifth Street in Galesburg.
Authorities located the vehicle in the back of the residence with extensive damage to the front and a hanging front bumper.
Davis was asleep inside, and once being woken, police say he could hardly maintain his balance as they escorted him into a patrol car. A chemical test at the public safety building showed Davis's BAC level to allegedly be more than twice that of the legal limit.
Davis is being held at the Knox County Jail for driving under the influence, DUI with a BAC above 0.08, and leaving the scene of an accident with vehicle damage.
It is Davis' second offense for DUI in the last 5 years.
|10 26 11 by Newsroom
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