East Alton Woman, 20, Charged With Fourth DUI

EAST ALTON, Ill. (KMOX) – An East Alton woman is being held on $50,000 bond after being charged with driving under the influence for the fourth time.

Patsy Runyons, 20, has been charged with aggravated driving under the influence after her vehicle struck a utility pole in Godfrey shortly after midnight Friday.

Police say Runyons fled the scene of the crash and was later found. She was taken to a hospital for evaluation and submitted to blood alcohol testing.

Runyons was convicted on DUI charges in June of 2010 as well as in November and December of last year. As a repeat offender, she faces enhanced penalties.

In Friday’s accident, Runyon was also charged with driving with a revoked license, failure to reduce speed to avoid an accident, and illegal transportation of alcohol.


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