Vehicle crashes into Mendota house

The garage of Mendota house in the 500 block of 19th Street was severely damaged when it was struck by a vehicle on May 14.

MENDOTA – A Mendota man was charged with multiple traffic offenses after his erratic driving ultimately led to him crashing his vehicle into a house on May 14.

Patrick A. Porter, 43, of 1210 Indiana Ave., was charged with two counts of (failure to report) duty upon damaging unattended vehicle or other property, improper lane usage and reckless driving.

At approximately 11:13 a.m., Mendota police officers responded to multiple complaints of reckless driving in the vicinity of Northbrook School. The complaints included speeding at a high rate, disobeying traffic signs, leaving the scene of a property damage accident and other traffic-related acts.

While investigating the complaint, officers further learned that the attached garage of a house in the 500 block of 19th Street had been severely damaged by Porter’s vehicle and a parked vehicle had been struck in the 1100 block of Main Street.

Porter was released on scene with a July 1 LaSalle County court date.

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