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Alleged drunken driver accused of hitting girl on bicycle

July 12, 2012 | 11:23 AM
TOWN OF DELAVAN — A Wonder Lake, Ill., woman was allegedly intoxicated May 23 when she hit a 10-year-old girl riding a bicycle at the Shell Gas Station with her Ford Escape. After the crash, the woman left the scene.

When town of Delavan police arrived gas station on Highway 50 they saw a pink bicycle in the parking lot with eight-to-10 foot-long scratch marks on the pavement where the bike had been pushed, according to the criminal complaint.

Marium Lidia Ibarra, 19, 7711 Beach Road, faces felony charges of second-degree reckless endangerment and hit and run causing injury.

If convicted of the felony charges she faces up to 10 years and nine months imprisonment and $35,000 in fines.

She also faces misdemeanor charges of operating while intoxicated causing injury and operating with a prohibited alcohol concentration, both as first-offenses.

After the accident, a person reported to dispatch that the yellow Ford Escape with Illinois license plate struck the bicycle and left the scene.

The 10-year-old girl suffered a deep laceration to her thigh, scrapes on her legs and big toe. She was transported to Mercy Walworth Hospital for her injuries.

At the hospital, the girl told police she was hit by a car as it was backing up, and after the accident the vehicle drove forward and away.

On Snake Road off of Highway 50 police stopped a vehicle matching the description. According to the criminal complaint, when the officer approached Ibarra she said, "Did I hit something."

Ibarra told police that has she was leaving the gas station when she became distracted by a phone call. She said she thought she may have hit something, but was unsure, according to the criminal complaint.

She admitted to drinking earlier in the day. She was taken to Mercy Hospital, about an hour after the crash, for a blood draw. The results indicate she had a blood result of 0.095. The legal limit is 0.08.


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