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 Thursday, April 24, the 114th day of 2014. There are 251 days left in the year.
1864 -- 150 years ago: We learn that it is a contemplation to start a paper mill in Rock Island during the summer by a gentleman from the East. 1889 -- 125 years ago: The gates of Oklahoma were swung open at noon today, and a throng of more than 30,000 settlers started over its soil. 1914 -- 100 years ago: The Iowa Coliseum Co. was incorporated with $40,000 capital and planned a building on 4th Street between Warren and Green streets in Davenport. 1939 -- 75 years ago: Plans are being discussed for resurfacing the streets in the entire downtown district of Rock Island. 1964 -- 50 years ago: Some 45 jobs will be created at J.I. Case Co.'s Rock Island plant in a expansion of operations announced yesterday afternoon at the firm's headquarters in Racine, Wis. 1989 -- 25 years ago: Gardeners and farmers cheered, but not all Quad-Citians found joy Saturday as more than an inch of rain fell on the area. Motorists faced dangerous, rain-slick roads as the water activated grease and grime that had built up during dry weather.