A driver who allegedly caused an accident in Adams County, Ill., then came to Missouri where he was involved in another traffic mishap Wednesday evening.

A driver who allegedly caused an accident in Adams County, Ill., then came to Missouri where he was involved in another traffic mishap Wednesday evening.

 

According to information released by the Quincy Police Department, shortly after 6 p.m. officers were dispatched to 1301 Broadway in Quincy in reference to an intoxicated driver. Before officers arrived the driver, identified as 26-year-old Blake M. Brotherton of La Belle, left westbound on Broadway, allegedly causing an accident at 12th Street and Broadway. At that point Brotherton drove into Missouri, setting the stage for another mishap.

 

According to the Missouri State Highway Patrol the accident in Marion County happened on U.S. 24, west of County Road 355, four miles west of West Quincy, at 6:41 p.m. on April 18.

 

Brotherton lost control of the 1994 Chevrolet Silverado he was driving on a curve and struck a 2008 Ford Escape driven by 53-year-old Grace A. Bringer of La Grange, who was uninjured. The Chevrolet then ran off the north side of the road where it struck an embankment, ejecting Brotherton. The Chevrolet came to a stop after striking an unoccupied vehicle in a car lot.

 

Brotherton, who was not wearing a safety device, suffered moderate injuries. He was transported by ambulance to Blessing Hospital in Quincy.

 

Brotherton faces charges in both Missouri and Illinois. In Missouri, he was cited for driving while intoxicated. In Illinois, he was arrested for driving under the influence and for leaving the scene of an accident.