CHAMPAIGN, IL. (WICS/WRSP) — An Arkansas man has been charged Wednesday by Illinois State Police in relation to one of the car accidents that occurred on I-57 Tuesday afternoon.
41-year-old Jess Plunkett, of Arkansas, was charged with two counts of Aggravated Driving Under the Influence of drugs, both class 4 felonies. He was arraigned Wednesday morning with bond set at $200,000.
Illinois State Police said Plunkett admitted to smoking cannabis and snorting crushed pills just hours before the crash occurred. Plunkett was driving a semi-truck around 2 p.m. that rear-ended three vehicles and the trailer of a semi-truck.
Fox Illinois, WICS News Team. “Arkansas man charged with aggravated DUI (including cannabis) following I-57 crash” www.newschannel20.com. May 2018. Web. 10 May 2018.