Hemenway was three miles south of Mount Pulaski, southbound on state
Route 121, at approximately 1 a.m. when he lost control of his
vehicle. The vehicle partially traveled off the roadway into the
gravel area and west ditch. As the vehicle re-entered the roadway,
it began to rotate counterclockwise. The vehicle crossed the
southbound and northbound lanes of travel before entering the east
ditch. As the vehicle traversed the ditch, it struck the embankment.
The vehicle came to rest facing southeast in the northbound lane of
Hemenway was transported by Logan County Paramedic Association to
St. John's Hospital.
Assisting Illinois State Police at the scene were the Logan
County Sheriff's Department, Mount Pulaski Fire Department and
Latham Fire Department.
Hemenway was issued citations for driving under the influence of
alcohol, improper lane usage and failure to wear a seat belt.
The public is reminded that anyone is presumed innocent until
charges are proven in a court of law.
[Information taken from an
State Police report]