Champaign woman arrested after crash at BIF

By Daily Illini Staff Report

A 21-year-old female was arrested in the early morning hours Saturday for resisting police, criminal damage to state-supported property, aggravated fleeing and eluding, leaving the scene of an accident, driving with a suspended license and not having valid insurance.

Jemika Butler was arrested at 2 a.m. Saturday. She fled after police tried to pull her vehicle over after reports Butler’s vehicle had struck vehicles that were parked in lot D-15, 1201 W. Oregon St.

The University police were nearby helping close a busy Canopy Club when the incident occurred, University Police Sgt. Tom Geis said. 

The vehicle then fled the area, and Butler drove south on Goodwin Avenue then west on Gregory Drive. 

When the vehicle reached Sixth Street, it jumped the median and crashed into the Business Instructional Facility, Geis said. 

The building sustained minimal damage, but both of the vehicle’s left tires were flattened and the car had to be towed from the scene.