One person was injured in an accident that occurred on IL Route 130, approximately 1/4 mile south of Newton, at 9:31pm on Thursday.
According to a report from the Illinois State Police, 28 year old, Thane J Griffith, of Newton was traveling northbound on IL Route 130 and was approaching bridge construction. At that same time, 60 year old, Gertrude G Murphy, of Newton was stopped at a red light for the construction, when Griffith failed to stop and rear ended her vehicle.
Griffith was taken to Richland Memorial Hospital for treatment and was ticketed for failure to reduce speed to avoid an accident, driving while under the influence, driving on a revoked driver’s license, failure to wear a seat belt, possession of drug paraphernalia, and operating an uninsured motor vehicle.
All persons listed are innocent until proven guilty in the court of law.