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Normal Man Arrested for DUI, Leaving the Scene, Reckless Driving after Striking a Pedestrian

Normal Man Arrested for DUI, Leaving the Scene, Reckless Driving after Striking a Pedestrian

Post Date:04/27/2020 1:47 PM

For Immediate Release: April 27, 2020

 

Normal Man Arrested for DUI, Leaving the Scene, Reckless Driving after Striking a Pedestrian

 

Bloomington, IL –On Sunday, April 26, 2020, at approximately 7:38 p.m., Bloomington officers were dispatched to the 1000 block of W. Market St. for a Motor Vehicle Accident with Injuries. It was reported that a truck had struck a person, a bench on the sidewalk, a utility pole, and was leaving the scene of the accident. 

 

Upon arrival, officers located a 38-year-old female victim who was struck by the truck. The victim had minor injuries and was transported by Bloomington Fire and Rescue to Advocate BroMenn Medical Center.

 

Officers located the vehicle and the driver in the 900 block of W. Mulberry St. after it drove off the road, and crashed into a vehicle. Officers placed the driver under arrest. Officers also located two juveniles that were inside of the vehicle during the incident. The juveniles were released to a parent/guardian shortly after the incident.

 

The driver of the truck, Joshua T. Schaller, 39, of Normal, was arrested without incident. He was arrested for:

-Probation Violation

-Endangering the Life/Health of a Child

-Driving Under the Influence

-Failure to Reduce Speed to Avoid an Accident

-Traffic Lane Usage

-Leaving the Scene of an Accident - Injury

-Aggravated Reckless Driving

-Driving Upon Sidewalk

-Illegal Squealing/Screeching of Tires

 

Schaller is being held at the McLean County Jail. No bond information is available at this time.

 

All suspect(s) are presumed innocent until proven guilty in the court of law.

 

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