Police say they have arrested the driver of a vehicle that slammed into multiple parked cars in Wauconda and fled the scene, nearly hitting a truck head-on.
Aric Klemp shared a video of the incident with Lake and McHenry County Scanner and said the incident occurred around 5 a.m. on January 9 at John’s Complete Auto Service, 221 South Main Street Street in Wauconda.
Wauconda Police Department Sgt. Heather Cognac said a black vehicle, believed to be a Hyundai Veloster, was traveling westbound on Barrington Road near Main Street.
The Hyundai left the roadway and collided with three vehicles that were parked at the business.
The offending vehicle left the scene and began traveling in the wrong lanes, nearly striking a box truck head-on.
The Hyundai, which is believed to be a 2014-2017 model, continued eastbound on Route 176 toward Fairfield Road.
The vehicle had heavy damage to the front end and rear driver’s side quarter panel, Cognac said.
There was also airbag deployment during the crash. Injuries to the driver are unknown at this time.
Cognac said that the police department had charged the driver, identified as Randall A. Grover, 24, of Waukegan, on Friday.
Grover was charged with leaving the scene of an accident, driving too fast for conditions, failure to stop at a stop sign, failure to reduce speed and improper lane usage.
“We would like to thank the community as well as the media for working with us to identify the offender in this incident. Solving this case would not have happened as quickly without the involvement of the community and the media,” Cognac said.