Man indicted on DUI, reckless driving charges

PEKIN - A central Illinois man has been indicted by a grand jury on charges of aggravated driving under the influence and reckless driving.

Authorities say Wade Stewart, 49, is accused of driving through a Pekin parking lot while drunk when the lot was occupied with adults and children.

Police say on October 11, officers responded to reports of a car that was stuck on a parking block after nearly striking children.  Police also say a juice bottle containing alcohol was found in the car, and when Stewart's blood-alcohol content was tested in the parking lot, it was over the legal limit at 0.187.

Stewart remains in custody on $50,000 bond.  If convicted of the DUI charge, he could face up to seven years in prison.
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