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Albert Gallie | Riverside police

76-year-old man charged with DUI after crashing pickup in Riverside

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A 76-year-old west suburban man was charged with DUI after he crashed his pickup into an apartment building Saturday night in Riverside.

Albert Gallie, of the 300 block of Northwood Road in Riverside, was charged with two counts of DUI, improper lane usage, failure to yield, driving too fast for conditions and not having vehicle insurance, according to a statement from Riverside police.

Officers responded to a crash at West and Forest at 8:37 p.m. Saturday and found a pickup turned over on a concrete wall and resting partially inside a garage, police said. Two people inside the truck were injured and bleeding.

The driver, later identified as Gallie, told an officer he couldn’t remember how he ended up crashing into the building, police said. The officer smelled alcohol on his breath.

Both Gallie and his passenger, a 67-year-old Riverside woman, were taken to MacNeal Hospital in Berwyn for non-life-threatening injuries.

A witness told police the pickup was westbound on Pine Avenue from East Avenue when it jumped the curb, crossed a driveway, and jumped back onto the road. It then veered off the road, struck a curb, hit a cement parking block and struck the building.

The apartment building was fully occupied at the time of the crash, but no one inside was hurt, police said.Firefighters took nearly an hour to secure the pickup before it could be towed.

Gallie and his passenger were released into police custody, and Gallie told officers he had been out to dinner at a restaurant in Countryside and drank at least six alcoholic beverages, police said. He failed field sobriety tests and a portable breath test. His passenger was not charged.

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A 76-year-old man was charged with DUI after he crashed his pickup into an apartment building Saturday night in the west suburb. | Riverside police


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