A Champaign Driver is facing multiple charges, including a DUI, after a traffic crash occurred the early morning hours of Monday, February 13th at approximately 2:12 A.M. on I-72, eastbound, at milepost 175.6.
According to a recent press release from the Illinois State Police District 10, preliminary details indicate Justin Norman, 25, of Champaign, IL (unit 1) was traveling the wrong direction on I-72. Unit 1 was driving west in eastbound traffic at a fairly high speed. Danny L. Blancett, 37, of Decatur, IL (unit 2) was traveling east and attempted to avoid unit 1, but while doing so ended up colliding with unit 1 near milepost 175.6. Unit 1 ended up in the median while unit 2 careened through the median, across the westbound lanes and came to a rest in the adjacent field.
Unit 1 was transported to Alocal Hospital for minor injuries and has been charged with aggravated DUI, DUI alchohol, driving the wrong way on a controlled access highway, and no insurance.