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 Friday, Dec. 6, the 340th day of 2013. There are 25 days left in the year. 1863 -- 150 years ago: The street crossings on Washington and Jefferson are to be taken up immediately and underlaid with sand to raise above the level of the roadway before it freezes. 1888 -- 125 years ago: J.O. Bean, father of W.H. Bean, grocer, was accidentally thrown from his wagon near the Rock Island bridge on the Arsenal and received severe cuts and bruises on his face and body. 1913 -- 100 years ago: Sgt. Birger F. Westergard, of the United States Marine Corps, has arrived in Rock Island to take charge of the local recruiting office. 1938 -- 75 years ago: Five cases of diphtheria at Lincoln School prompt the city physician, Dr. Edward DeSilva, to urge parents to have their children immunized, as he fears epidemic. 1963 -- 50 years ago: Rock Island Arsenal will have its own newspaper with the first edition scheduled to be published Friday, Dec. 13. The paper, which will carry advertising, will be published by Bawden Bros. Inc. of Davenport. 1988 -- 25 years ago: The New Year should ring a better Quad-Cities economy, according to a survey of people in business made by First National Bank of Moline. "Based on our survey, we see a bright outlook for 1989," said Richard M. Bishop, the bank's president.