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, Aug. 21, the 233rd day of 2014. There are 132 days left in the year.
1864 -- 150 years ago: Sheriff McLaughlin had the misfortune to dislocate his right shoulder some days ago when his carriage upset. He is now able to walk about but has a very sore shoulder. 1889 -- 125 years ago: A kindergarten was started in the downtown district of Rock Island with the Misses Dodie Hawes and Grace Knowlton as teachers. 1914 -- 100 years ago: Pope Pius X died in Rome. 1939 -- 75 years ago: Rock Island's new theater was named Esquire. 1964 -- 50 years ago: The J.I. Case Co. plant in Bettendorf will add from 150 to 200 employees by Jan. 1 a spokesman for the company said today. The Bettendorf Works today had a payroll of 1,350, but an increased production schedule will require additional people. 1989 -- 25 years ago: The Illowa Council Boy Scouts of America reached and passed its campaign goal in a drive that began 14 months ago by raising more than $2.2 million for the expansion of Loud Thunder Reservation near Andalusia.