Champaign man charged with aggravated DUI

Champaign man charged with aggravated DUI

URBANA — A Champaign teenager who allegedly left the scene of an accident to go play pool has been charged with aggravated driving under the influence of alcohol.

Champaign County Assistant State's Attorney Scott Bennett said Christian Jaimes-Rodriguez, 19, who listed an address in the 100 block of East Springfield Avenue, was arrested about 10 p.m. Monday as he played pool at Jupiter's at the Crossing in west Champaign.

Bennett said Champaign police responded to a two-car accident near Windsor and Duncan roads about 9:50 p.m. Occupants of the car that had been hit said the other car pulled in front of their car, causing a collision. The two men in the other car then walked away from the crash site, headed toward businesses at Windsor at the Crossing. Police found several open bottles of beer in the men's vehicle.

Police found Jaimes-Rodriguez playing pool in Jupiter's. They said he smelled of alcohol. He was identified by people in the other car as the man who struck their car.

Police said Jaimes-Rodriguez refused to complete field sobriety tests but was taken to Carle Foundation Hospital for blood and urine samples.

Bennett said one of the people in the victim's car was taken by ambulance to a hospital for treatment of a head injury, but no information on her condition was available.

Jaimes-Rodriguez was charged with aggravated driving under the influence because he did not have a valid driver's license.

Judge Richard Klaus set his bond at $50,000 and told him to be back in court March 5.

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