Homer man faces charge of driving under influence of drugs
URBANA — A Homer man who allegedly fled from a Champaign County sheriff's deputy has been charged with driving under the influence of drugs.
Cody Schrock, 28, was also criminally charged with possession of a controlled substance and aggravated fleeing and eluding a police officer.
Champaign County sheriff's Sgt. Dave Sherrick said he saw Schrock run a stop light on North Cunningham Avenue at Kenyon Road about 12:20 a.m. Tuesday and began to follow him south, trying to get him to pull over.
Sherrick said Schrock continued driving so Sherrick put on his siren. He said Schrock then got to the Five Points intersection and ran another red light as he turned east, picking up speed as he went.
Schrock continued on to Interstate 74, with Sherrick behind him, and got off at the St. Joseph exit. He ran another stop sign at the exit ramp and Main Street then headed south, sometimes going into the northbound lane, the deputy said.
Sherrick said Schrock went down the embankment just south of the interstate near the Monical's restaurant, where the car finally stopped.
Schrock refused to get out of the locked car, prompting deputies to break a window to get to him.
"It was apparent he was under the influence of something," said Sherrick, adding that deputies found a crack pipe on the ground near where Schrock got out of the car and a small amount of crack cocaine and cannabis in the car.
Schrock was taken to Carle Foundation Hospital for DUI testing before being taken to jail.
At the jail later, Sherrick said, Schrock was far more cooperative with deputies.
Judge John Kennedy set Schrock's bond at $75,000 and told him to be back in court May 20.