Wild ride ends on Champaign lawn

Wild ride ends on Champaign lawn


URBANA — A Champaign woman is due back in court later this month after being arraigned Tuesday on a variety of traffic charges related to a hit-and-run early Saturday on the University of Illinois campus.

Jemika M. Butler, 21, who listed an address in the 900 block of Pomona Drive, Champaign, was arraigned for driving under suspension, leaving the scene of an accident, disregarding a stop sign, improper lane usage and not having insurance.

Butler was arrested about 2 a.m. Saturday in her car, which University of Illinois police found resting on the front lawn of the Business Instructional Facility at 515 E. Gregory St., C. 

Sgt. Tom Geis said Butler apparently hit at least one car as she exited the UI parking lot at 1201 W. Oregon St., which is across the street from the Canopy Club. She then headed south on Goodwin Avenue and west on Gregory Drive. As she approached Sixth Street, she went across the median into the opposite lane of traffic and ended up hitting the corner of the Business Instructional Facility.

Geis said the building was not seriously damaged but Butler’s four-door sedan sustained two flattened tires and had to be towed away.

She was told to be back in court Sept. 30.



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