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The Taylorville Police Department made an arrest on Thursday evening, after a report of a reckless driver.  Thursday at 5:23 PM, Officers of the Taylorville Police Department were told of a reckless driver heading east on Park Street.  It was also reported that the vehicle had been involved in a hit and run traffic crash. Officers located and attempted to stop the red Chevrolet truck in between Lake Drive and the prison on Route 29.  As the suspect vehicle attempted to turn onto 1600 East Road it struck another vehicle. The suspect was taken into custody and it was discovered the truck being driven by him was stolen from Springfield. 40 year old Brent A. Phegley of Shelbyville was charged with aggravated DUI, driving while license revoked, improper lane usage, leaving the scene of an accident with vehicle damage, motor vehicle theft, failure to give aid or information, and an active Shelby County warrant.  Phegley was lodged in the Christian County Correctional Center.



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