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[November 18, 2010 Reports for Thursday, Nov. 18:


Nov. 17, 7:28 a.m.

Accident occurred on Woodlawn Road at North Jefferson Street.

  • Downs, William P., 78, Lincoln; 1999 Ford Explorer

  • Henneberry, Kirk S., 50, Decatur; 2000 Ford Econoline

Downs was traveling south on Jefferson. He stopped at the intersection with Woodlawn Road, then proceeded onto that street. He said he did not see Henneberry coming from the east, and pulled out in front of him.

Henneberry said he was westbound on Woodlawn Road and saw that Downs was coming into his path. He attempted to swerve his vehicle into the other lane but was unable to before striking Downs.

Downs was ticketed for failure to yield the right of way and for operating a vehicle with no valid driver's license.

Nov. 17, 4 p.m.

Accident occurred at the intersection of Lincoln Parkway and Fifth Street.

  • Hoagland, Karen J., 68, Broadwell; 1993 Mercury Sable

  • Keefe, Elizabeth A., 62, Lincoln; 2004 Hyundai Sonata

Keefe was northbound on Lincoln Parkway in the outside lane, approaching the intersection with a green light to pass through.

Hoagland was approaching from the opposite direction, preparing to make a left turn onto Fifth. She said she believed she had the green turn arrow when she entered into the intersection and was struck by Keefe.

Witnesses to the accident in vehicles behind Hoagland said that the turn arrow was not green.

Hoagland was ticketed for failure to yield the right of way, and Keefe was ticketed for operating an uninsured vehicle.

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Lincoln Police Department

  • Downs, William P., 78, of the 600 block of Grand Avenue, was arrested Nov. 17 on Woodlawn Road at North Jefferson on charge of no valid driver's license.

  • Palladini, Jody R., 39, of the 1500 block of Tremont Street, was arrested Nov. 17 at her residence on charge of leaving the scene of an accident.

Logan County Sheriff's Department

  • Duvall, Justin D., 28, of the 900 block of 2400 Street, Hartsburg, was arrested Nov. 17 at his residence on Logan County warrant 2001F56.

  • Boitnott, Robert D., 30, of the 500 block of 14th Street, Lincoln, was arrested Nov. 17 in the 100 block of Ninth Street on charge of driving with a license revoked.

Atlanta, Mount Pulaski and Illinois State Police

No reports.


The public is reminded that anyone is presumed innocent until charges are proven in a court of law.


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