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Aurora man faces DUI, hit-and-run charges in St. Charles

Published: Saturday, Aug. 17, 2013 5:30 a.m. CST

ST. CHARLES – An Aurora man involved in a hit-and-run crash Tuesday evening was charged later that night with driving under the influence of alcohol, according to St. Charles police reports.

Rodolfo Perez-Lopez reportedly rear-ended a vehicle in the 0-100 block of North Kirk Road at about 7 p.m. He told the other driver, “no police,” and gave him a business card with a disconnected number, according to reports.

The other motorist, however, reportedly used Perez-Lopez’s cellphone to call his so he would have his number.

Perez-Lopez reportedly left the scene. The other driver met friends before reporting the accident to police, according to reports.

St. Charles police reportedly reached Perez-Lopez by phone and asked him to come to the station to finish the crash report. He never did, police reported.

Just before 11 p.m., officers were dispatched to the 1600 block of Indiana Street in St. Charles for a well-being check of a driver in a white Ford Taurus, police reported.

Upon arrival, officers reportedly found Perez-Lopez slumped over with a half-empty bottle of beer between his legs. Police said the keys were in the ignition, and the engine was running.

Police woke Perez-Lopez, who was unable to perform field sobriety tests, police said.

Perez-Lopez, 27, of the 2100 block of Illinois Avenue, Aurora, was charged with hit and run, driving without a license, driving without insurance, failure to reduce speed to avoid an accident, driving under the influence of alcohol, driving with a blood-alcohol content more than .08 percent and two counts of aggravated DUI.

He was being held at the Kane County Adult Justice Center on $30,000 bail, according to online records Friday.

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