Mulberry Grove Woman Arrested

Hazel D. Perkins, age 45, of Mulberry Grove, was arrested Thursday night for her alleged involvement in a hit and run accident in Vandalia.

She was released Friday with a notice to appear in court for an alleged offense of obstructing a police officer.

Perkins was also ticketed for allegedly leaving the scene of an accident with vehicle damage, failure to give information, failure to report an accident to police, improper backing, and failure to report a change of address to the Secretary of State.

Vandalia police were notified at 8:54 p.m. Thursday of the accident on Illinois Rt. 185 near Janette Drive.

Lisa Robbins of Vandalia reported she was driving her car behind a SUV when the driver of the SUV suddenly stopped in the road, allegedly put the vehicle in reverse and hit the front of Robbins’ car.

Vandalia Police Chief Jeff Ray said Perkins allegedly exited the SUV, looked at the vehicles and left the scene.

Chief Ray said Robbins provided the license plate number on the SUV and later identified Perkins, through a photograph, as the driver of the SUV.

Perkins was taken into custody at her home by Bond County deputies and was eventually taken to the Vandalia Police Department.

There were no injuries in the accident.

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