During the weekend, a teenager ended up in police custody after crashing an alleged stolen vehicle in Yorkville, Illinois. The Yorkville Police Department arrested Griffin Gillespie, 18, of Plainfield, on Saturday, October 17th.
The suspect faces charges of theft of a motor vehicle, trespass to a car, and driving under the influence of alcohol amid others. He would need representation from auto accident attorneys.
According to the police, Gillespie stole a Chevrolet Trailblazer from a garage in the 700 block of Morgan Street. The investigators said the owner left the vehicle running before the theft. Officers later found it in a ditch in the 7000 block of S. Bridge Street.
Shortly after, the police responded to a one-vehicle collision accident scene in the 1000 block of S. Main Street. The vehicle involved had front-end damage, but the driver was not available.
The preliminary investigation led the police to the suspect, and further inquiry linked him to the crashed Chevrolet. The YPD remanded Gillespie in the Kendall County Jail, where he awaits a bond hearing. There is no additional information.
Driving under the influence is a severe offense in Illinois and carries strict punishments. A motor vehicle driver must not have up to .08% blood alcohol concentration when driving.
A commercial driver or school bus operator must have less than .04%, and a person below 21 must not have up to .01% and above. Possible punishments for breaking this law include imprisonment, payment of fines, and driver’s license suspension.
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