After receiving a report of a hit-and-run accident, police were able to track down the suspected vehicle and arrest the occupants early Tuesday morning.
Kyle Joseph Lipke, 22, of the 200 block of S. Highpoint Drive, and Beata Anna Szwab, 20, of the 200 block of Georgetown Avenue, both of Romeoville, were arrested at 1:07 a.m. and 1:24 a.m. respectively in the 1000 block of W. Jefferson Avenue, according to reports.
Police reports stated that when the vehicle was pulled over, Szwab was driving, but she allegedly admitted that Lipke had been behind the wheel at the time of the crash. Lipke also allegedly admitted to driving, but claimed he had been slammed into by another car, which police said did not happen.
He was charged with driving on a suspended/revoked license, leaving the scene of an accident, possession of canceled/suspended/revoked license, failure to reduce speed/driving too fast for conditions, improper lane use, permitting a person driving under the influence to operate a vehicle and driving without insurance, according to police reports. His bail was set at $2,000.
Szwab was charged with driving under the influence of alcohol, zero tolerance law, operating a vehicle without insurance, consumption of alcohol by a minor and an equipment requirement violation, according to police reports. Bail was set at $3,000.