Barrier Broken After Intoxicated Illinois Man Loses Control of Truck

An Illinois man was charged with an OWI after he drove through a center barrier on the Highway. The Lee County Sheriff’s Office reports that Christopher Sargent of Burnside, Illinois, lost control of his vehicle in the 2700 block of Highway 61 southbound on Saturday at 7:29pm. He then drove through the median and the center barrier causing approximately $5000 in property damage and disabling damage to the truck.

Sargent stated that he did not know what happened or how he got to where he was. He was then charged with an open container, an OWI, failure to maintain control, and failure to maintain registration plates.