– A rollover accident in Champaign
sent one man to the hospital, and the man was also involved in a hit and run.
Officers were called to
the 400 block of East Eureka for a rollover accident
around 4pm on Wednesday. Witnesses at the scene say the car was speeding down North 4th Street
before the driver lost control, and hit a power poll.
54 year old, Steve
Newsome, of Urbana
was pulled from the vehicle after the crash. Police then determined that
Newsome was also involved in a hit and run that happened about a half hour
before the rollover. Police were called to Zero Block of East Main Street
around 3:30 for a hit and run.
Police say that Newsome
fled the scene of the accident. Police were in the process of giving him a
ticket for driving an uninsured vehicle when he drove off. He was found later
after he rolled his car. He was taken to Carle Hospital
and is in stable condition.
Newsome is charged with driving under the influence of alcohol,
operating an uninsured motor vehicle, and fleeing and eluding a police officer.