CHAMPAIGN COUNTY, Ill. (WAND) – A suspected cannabis dealer was arrested after fleeing a Champaign County crash scene, state police said.
At about 3:33 p.m. Thursday, troopers said they tried to stop a vehicle for traffic violations on I-57 southbound near mile marker 252 in Champaign County. The driver kept going, exited at U.S. Route 136 (mile marker 250) and ended up crashing in a drainage ditch near Evans Road in rural Rantoul.
Authorities said the driver, 27-year-old Matthew J. Reardon of Tinley Park, fled on food and was arrested about one hour later in rural Champaign County by state police.
Reardon is charged with possession with intent to deliver cannabis (Class X felony), possession of cannabis (Class 1 felony), possession of a stolen vehicle (Class 2 felony), driving with a revoked license (Class 4 felony), and fleeing and eluding (Class A misdemeanor).
The suspect is held in the Champaign County Jail with bond set at $75,000 (10 percent to apply).