Nicole Wiesner, the 20-year-old who , has been charged with aggravated driving under the influence, Geneva police said in a Friday press release.
The crash had been at about 10:29 a.m. on that Friday in May. After the collision, Wiesner was driven to Provena Mercy Medical Center in Aurora. Her passenger, 22-year-old Lindsey Vanderheyden of Batavia, was lifted by helicopter to Good Samaritan Hospital in Downers Grove.
Vanderheyden initially told police Wiesner as her Chevrolet Cavalier hurtled west down the Dodson Street hill, ran through the stop sign and crashed into trees next to a residential driveway at 224 N. Bennett St., which is also IL Route 25.
At the time, a witness said, "It appeared that they were gaining speed, if anything, going down the hill."
Eleven days after the crash, in another single-car accident.
On May 15, Wiesner was driving a Chevrolet Cobalt north in the 600 block of North Kirk Road about 100 feet north of Geneva Drive around 7:40 p.m. That's when the Cobalt left the road and drove into a field, Geneva police reports said.
Wiesner told police she was fixing her shoe, and when she looked up, she had left the roadway. At the time, she was ticketed for driving while license suspended.
On June 22, Wiesner was arrested at around 3:29 a.m. along with a 19-year-old friend on charges of .
Prior police reports indicate that Wiesner had been cited for at a home in the 800 block of Britta Lane and in an apartment parking lot in the 300 block of Brittany Court.
The Kane County Accident Reconstruction Team (KCART) helped Geneva police with the May 4 crash investigation.
An arrest warrant was issued July 16 by 16th Circuit Court Judge Marmarie J. Kostelny, reports indicate. Wiesner turned herself in on July 18, posted $5,000 bond (10 percent is required for release) and was released from custody.
She has a court date of 9 a.m. Aug. 9 at the Kane County Judicial Center, 37W777 state Route 38, St. Charles.
State statutes define Aggravated DUI—Bodily Harm as "driving while under the influence of alcohol, other drug or drugs, intoxicating compound or compounds or any combination thereof. (a) A person shall not drive or be in actual physical control of any vehicle within this state while: under the influence of any intoxicating compound or combination of intoxicating compounds to a degree that renders the person incapable of driving safely."
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