Car Catches Fire, 18-Year-Old Charged With DUI

Last Updated on October 1st, 2013

Written by Kevin Champlin

An 18-year-old Ottawa boy is charged with DUI, illegal consumption of alcohol by a minor, improper lane usage and failure to reduce speed to avoid an accident following a crash early Sunday morning.

According to a press release from the Illinois State Police, 18-year-old Luke Piercy went off the side of N 30th Rd. and hit a fence, took out 10 metal posts and hit a tree around 2:34AM on Sunday, September 29th.

The vehicle caught fire after the crash and Piercy was transported to OSF St. Elizabeth’s Hospital in Ottawa by Ottawa EMS.

There was no report of Piercy’s injuries on the press release.