Originally Posted Online: Dec. 07, 2012, 11:27 pm
Last Updated: Dec. 07, 2012, 11:48 pm
Woman hospitalized after striking parked car expected to be charged with DUI
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By Rachel Warmke firstname.lastname@example.org
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.