A woman remained hospitalized Friday evening with injuries to her mouth and chest after she allegedly struck a parked vehicle Thursday near Illinois 92 and 18th Avenue in Rock Island.
Deanna Marie Pate, 47, of Taylor Ridge, is expected to face several traffic charges, including driving under the influence and driving on a revoked or suspended license, upon her release from the hospital, said Rock Island Deputy Police Chief Jeff VenHuizen.
Police were dispatched to the scene at 10:51 p.m. where Ms. Pate allegedly struck a vehicle parked on the shoulder of the Illinois 92 and 18th Avenue exit. Officers who spoke with Ms. Pate after the crash noticed the odor of alcohol on her breath and a blood test at the hospital indicated she was intoxicated, said the deputy chief.
Ms. Pate initially told officers someone else was driving at the time of the crash, but police found no other people at the scene, Deputy Chief VenHuizen said.
Today is Saturday, March 8, the 67th day of 2014. There are 298 days left in the year. 1864 -- 150 years ago: The price of board for single gentlemen occupying rooms in Davenport hotels has been raised to $10 per week. 1889 -- 125 years ago: Dr. J.W. Stewart was elected president of the Rock Island County Bible Society. 1914 -- 100 years ago: Mrs. I.O. Nothstein, Rock Island, was named president of the Woman's Home and Foreign Missionary Society of the Twin Cities. 1939 -- 75 years ago: Athel Young, wife of Chic Young, who draws the internationally famous "Blondie" comic strip, has been visiting her mother, Mrs. John Miller, in Rock Island for three weeks. The Youngs' infant son accompanied his mother. 1964 -- 50 years ago: 750 students from 30 northern Illinois high schools will take part in the Class D state finals music contest to be held next Saturday on the Augustana College campus. 1989 -- 25 years ago: A near capacity crowd shook the rafters at Wharton field House in Moline Tuesday night. When the decibel level returned to normal, Alleman's Pioneers had pulled out a 54-49 victory over the Orion Chargers. The win advanced Alleman into the Elite Eight for the first time in 25 years.