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Man charged in St. Charles Township hit-and-run released from jail again

Quartuccio briefly loses freedom to a 5-minute curfew violation

Brian Quartuccio was charged with leaving the scene of a personal injury crash; driving with a revoked license and driving with a revoked license while causing injury to another person after the hit-and-run that injured 7-year-old Lexi Hanson of St. Charles on May 12.
Brian Quartuccio was charged with leaving the scene of a personal injury crash; driving with a revoked license and driving with a revoked license while causing injury to another person after the hit-and-run that injured 7-year-old Lexi Hanson of St. Charles on May 12.

ST. CHARLES TOWNSHIP – The man who was charged in the Mother’s Day hit-and-run that injured a 7 year-old girl who was riding a bicycle was returned to Kane County jail June 7 because of a five-minute curfew violation, but was released just days later, court records show.

A condition of bond required that Brian J. Quartuccio, 42, of St. Charles Township, be inside his house from 8:30 p.m. to 6:30 a.m.

A court services employee, Kade Connell, who was doing a curfew check to see that Quartuccio was abiding by the terms of his bond, testified that Quartuccio was outside on his driveway at 8:35 p.m. on June 4.

Kane County Judge D.J. Tegeler also raised the bond for Quartuccio back to the original $500,000 – six days after he lowered it to $350,000 and Quartuccio posted bail.

“I believe I said curfew is inside your house,” Tegeler said. “I specifically said because you work in landscaping, and therefore are allowed to work during the daylight hours. … I warned you, didn’t I?”

“Yes, your honor,” Quartuccio said.

“I’m going to place you in custody,” Tegeler said.

His attorney Kelley Flinn said that Quartuccio was cleaning out an SUV at the request of his Alcoholics Anonymous sponsor, that he started at 7 p.m. “and time got away from him.”

“I ask you to take that into consideration,” Flinn said.

But Assistant State’s Attorney Robert Moeller argued that considering the seriousness of Quartuccio’s offense, the court should have zero tolerance for any violation of the terms of his bond.

Moeller also asked that Quartuccio’s bail be increased back to its original $500,000 – which Tegeler granted.

When the bond was lowered to $350,000, he posted $35,000. Over the weekend, Quartuccio posted the additional $15,000 bail and was released, records show.

Quartuccio’s next court date is July 11 for a preliminary hearing.

Quartuccio was charged with leaving the scene after striking Lexi Hanson, a second-grader at Anderson Elementary School in Charles, who was riding her bicycle in the road on Geneva Avenue near the intersection with Courier Avenue.

Hanson suffered several broken bones, a spinal injury and cuts and bruises in the collision. She was hospitalized for three days before returning home to continue her recovery.

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