Man charged with aggravated DUI in Campustown accident

Man charged with aggravated DUI in Campustown accident

CHAMPAIGN — A Champaign motorist who allegedly hit and injured a Savoy woman early Saturday in Campustown has been charged with felony aggravated driving under the influence.

On Monday, Seonghyun Lee, 24, who listed an address in the 200 block of West Bradley Avenue, was charged with aggravated driving under the influence involving an accident with bodily harm. He was released from the Champaign County Jail after paying 10 percent of a $3,000 bond.

According to police reports, Makena Brillhart, 19, was with a group of pedestrians that was crossing Green Street near Fourth Street against a light around 2 a.m. when she was struck.

Lee was driving westbound and attempted to miss the group before hitting Brillhart.

Police said Lee was administered a breath test that showed a blood alcohol content of 0.13. Under Illinois law, a motorist is presumed intoxicated at 0.08.

Police said Brillhart was taken to Carle Foundation Hospital in Urbana. No information was available on her condition Monday.

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KlaatuSansGort wrote on October 23, 2017 at 10:10 pm

Charges of "Driving With Bad Hair" might still be filed pending the outcome of search warrants executed on the vehicle and residence of the alleged offender. "Driving With Bed Head" is a misdemeanor, but "Driving With Hat Head" is far more serious, as it involves some premeditation.