LaSalle County deputies had their hands full early this morning in Sandwich.
Just after midnight today, they responded to the scene of a crash without injuries and found 20-year-old Chase Beebe of that town behind the wheel when he shouldn’t have been. Beebe had crashed into a fire hydrant.
Deputies arrested Beebe and charged him with DUI, driving with a blood-alcohol content of .08 or more, illegal consumption of alcohol by a minor, failure to reduce speed to avoid an accident, improper lane usage, and driving an uninsured motor vehicle. They hauled him off to the LaSalle County Jail and given a notice to appear.
As a side note, the hydrant didn’t lose any water due to an emergency shutoff function.