Former IL Mayor Arrested on DUI Charge

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Monday evening Gibson County Central Dispatch received a report of an accident on US 41 at the State Road 68 intersection.

Deputy Jennifer Loesch opened an investigation into the accident.

53-year-old Brian Straub of Lawrenceville, Illinois admitted that he rear-ended a 2015 Freightliner Semi that was pulling a trailer with his blue 2016 Chevy passenger vehicle.

Straub is the former mayor of Lawrenceville.

Straub was transported to the Gibson County Jail where he was charged with Operating a Vehicle with Intoxicated/Refusal and has since posted a $900 bond.

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