A 38-year-old Round Lake Park man faces drunken driving charges after witnesses reported his blue 1994 Chevy swerved off Washington Street and struck an 18-year-old woman Friday, Round Lake Park police said.
Domingo Rios, who lives on the 500 Block of Arbor Drive, was found in his vehicle near where the accident occurred about 8:45 p.m. Friday, police said in a news release.
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Several witnesses reported seeing the vehicle strike the teen from behind. One witness described the 18-year-old, who was walking east on the south side of Washington, as "being thrown in the air," according to the news release.
Officers discovered the victim lying in a grassy area. She was taken to Advocate Condell Medical Center in Libertyville for treatment and released Saturday.
"The victim is fortunate to have survived this accident," Police Chief George Filenko said in a news release.
Rios was charged with driving under the influence of alcohol, failure to reduce speed to avoid an accident, improper lane usage and failure to yield to a pedestrian.
Rios was released on a $3,000 recognizance bond. He is due back in court Sept. 19.
Police continue to investigate and said additional charges are possible.