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70-Year-Old Flees Scene of Oswego Crash; Charged with DUI in Yorkville

Mario Perea is accused of leaving the scene of a crash in Oswego, just minutes before being stopped and charged with DUI in Yorkville.

Credit: File photo
Credit: File photo
Editor's note: An earlier version of this story incorrectly stated that Perea was stopped by Oswego police following the crash at Route 71 and Orchard Road. After fleeing the scene of the crash, Perea was actually stopped by Yorkville police; it was also in Yorkville that Oswego police cited him for the earlier incident. We apologize for the error.

A 70-year-old Naperville man was arrested on a DUI charge in Yorkville, just minutes after allegedly leaving the scene of a crash in Oswego.

Mario Perea, of the 1800 block of Auburn, is accused of leaving the scene of a crash at around 6:38 p.m. at Route 71 and Orchard Road. 

Oswego Police Capt. Jeff Burgner said Perea allegedly rear-ended another vehicle as it was stopped at a red light heading west on Route 71. Following the accident, Perea reportedly drove away, according to police.

According to the Aurora Beacon, Perea was then stopped by Yorkville police at 6:50 p.m., for improper lane use at Route 47 and Greenbriar Road. Yorkville police reportedly determined that Perea was under the influence of alcohol.

Burgner said Oswego police went to the scene of the Yorkville traffic stop and cited Perea for leaving the scene of the earlier crash. He was also charged with failure to reduce speed to avoid an accident and driving an uninsured vehicle, police said.

Perea was charged with DUI, improper lane usage, having one headlight, no insurance and illegal transportation of alcohol in the Yorkville incident.

Police report information is provided by local police departments. Charges are not evidence of guilt. They are a record of police actions on a given day, and persons charged with a crime are presumed innocent until proven guilty in court. If you or a family member are charged or cited and the case is subsequently adjudicated, we encourage you to notify the editor. We will verify and report the outcome.
Harry Kari February 26, 2014 at 11:17 AM
Well this could be a sign of things to come? The Oswego Police Department is currently being run by someone who wants to be Sheriff of Kendall County? Thank goodness that drunk didn't kill anyone. Mr. Baird would have had a lot more explaining to do than he has now, concerning this incident.
Shannon Antinori February 26, 2014 at 11:51 AM
A bit of a correction: Perea was not stopped in Oswego after allegedly fleeing the scene of the crash; Yorkville police actually made the traffic stop. Apologies!
Dave Gast February 26, 2014 at 02:45 PM
Deport him to Mexico or anywhere south of that.


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