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Woman charged with DUI after crash with two parked cars, utility pole

April Rice (Photo courtesy Murphysboro Police Dept.) April Rice (Photo courtesy Murphysboro Police Dept.)

By Heartland News

MUPHYSBORO, IL (KFVS) - A Murphysboro woman faces several charges including DUI after an early morning crash.

April Rice, 29, faces charges of DUI, leaving the scene of an accident, no valid driver's license, improper lan usage, and failure to reduce speed to avoid an accident.

Police say a witness told them just after midnight, Rice drove a green Dodge van at a high rate of speed, hit two parked cars, then a utility pole on North 9th Street. 

The witness said the woman climbed out a broken window and ran.

Rice was arrested about a block from the scene.

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