Man Charged With Elgin Hit-And-Run

Sun-Times Media Wire
February 23, 2020 - 11:16 am
Man charged with Elgin hit-and-run

Scott Brown | Kane County state’s attorney’s office

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ELGIN (WBBM NEWSRADIO) -- A man has been charged with a hit-and-run crash that injured another driver last year in northwest suburban Elgin.

Scott M. Brown, 42, is charged with a felony count of failure to report an accident with injuries for the Dec. 2, 2019, crash at Summit Street and Preston Avenue in Elgin, according to a statement from the Kane County state’s attorney’ s office. He also faces a misdemeanor count of driving an uninsured vehicle.

Brown, who lives in Elgin, was driving a Chevrolet Tahoe that morning when it hit another vehicle in the intersection, injuring the other driver, prosecutors said. Brown drove away without stopping or reporting the crash.

Elgin police were notified seven weeks later that Brown had reported his SUV damaged in a crash on Dec. 6, prosecutors said. Further investigation revealed the damage was caused in the Dec. 2 crash.

Brown remains free on $1,000 bail and is due back in court March 11, according to the state’s attorney’s office.

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