One was arrested on Monday after a traffic stop at the intersection W. Rickelman Avenue and N. Raney Street in Effingham. At 5:19 p.m., Effingham Police performed a traffic stop on a suspect vehicle driven by 60-year-old Leonard Livingston. Livingston attempted to drive away and struck a construction sign owned by Beniach Construction, of Tuscola. After hitting the sign, the Livingston’s vehicle skidded through the intersection and stuck a fence owned by Mark Goldstein, of Effingham. The vehicle also caused damage to an Ameren CIPS valve cap. Livingston proceeded to drive through a field, turned around, drove back through the damaged fence, hit a ditch, struck an unoccupied Effingham Police Car, and finally got stuck in the mud. There were no injuries.
Livingston was arrested and charged with Aggravated Assault with a Motor Vehicle on a Peace Officer, Obstructing a Peace Officer, Reckless Driving, Retail Theft, and Failure to Reduce Speed to Avoid an Accident.