Mattoon Man to Pay $19,000 for Corn Field Damage


Mattoon IL – A man must pay a 19 thousand dollar fine for the damage he caused to a cornfield while driving drunk.


The 40 year old man, from Mattoon, pleaded guilty to driving under the influence in October of last year. A judge has ordered him to pay over 19 thousand dollars for damaging the cornfield.


He will also spend two years under court supervision, pay a 5 hundred dollar fine, and not be able to use alcohol.

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