CHAMPAIGN – A Champaign case will air on the television program "Judge Joe Brown" at 3 p.m. today on WRSP Channel 55, the Fox Network affiliate in Springfield, and on WCCU Channel 27, the network affiliate in Champaign.
According to a release, in the case, Passyone Grady, 34, claimed her 22-year-old niece, Alicia Duckworth, borrowed her car in Champaign for one purpose but took it somewhere else. While there, she wrecked it and then ran away from the police, Grady said. Grady is suing her niece for $4,559, according to producers for the TV show. Grady said this is the cost to repair her vehicle.
Duckworth said the accident was not her fault, and she only ran from the scene because her aunt was hiding her car from the repo man.
"Judge Joe Brown" airs at 3 p.m. and 3:30 p.m. Monday through Friday. The episode about Grady and Duckworth will air at 3 p.m. today.
"Judge Joe Brown" is now in its 12th season.