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Police Reports

Motorist hits Batavia utility pole, charged with DUI

Man, 19, also charged with drinking underage

H. Rick Bamman -
Police Crime Tape
H. Rick Bamman - Police Crime Tape

BATAVIA – A North Aurora man was charged with driving under the influence after police said he hit a telephone pole and then ran from police at the scene, according to police and court records.

William T. Fixmer, 19, of the 500 block of Pinewood Drive, North Aurora, was also charged April 6 with resisting arrest, underage drinking, squealing tires, driving on the sidewalk, failure to reduce speed to avoid an accident, disobeying a traffic control device and failure to give information after striking property – a city-owned utility pole – records show.

Police were first called to an accident where a vehicle struck a wooden utility pole on the west side of South Prairie Street shortly before 1 a.m., according to police records released after a Freedom of Information Act request.

Skid marks on the pavement showed that the vehicle, a dark-colored pick-up truck, was stopped northbound on South Prairie Street at Laurel Street and performed a “burnout” of spinning tires, the report stated.

Debris and vehicle parts were left at the scene, including pieces of the headlight housing, passenger side mirror and glass, according to the report.

According to the officer’s sworn statement in court records, Fixmer was located off the roadway near the crash and ran when police approached.

Fixmer’s driver’s license was in the wallet inside the vehicle and its keys were in his possession, according to the sworn statement.

Fixmer had bloodshot eyes, slurred speech and admitted to drinking alcohol, according to the sworn statement.

Fixmer posted $100 and his driver’s license as bail and is to appear in court on May 15.

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