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Bond set at $500K for St. Charles man accused in hit-and-run

May 14, 2019

ST. CHARLES TOWNSHIP – Bond was set at $500,000 Tuesday for Brian Quartuccio, 42, accused in the Mother’s Day hit-and-run that left a 7-year-old girl in critical condition.

Quartuccio is charged with leaving thes scene of an accident where a person was injured, driving with a revoked license in which a person was injured, driving with a revoked license based on a DUI and summary suspension – all felonies – and driving an uninsured vehicle that caused bodily harm, a misdemeanor.

Police say Quartuccio was driving a black Dodge pickup on Geneva Avenue near the intersection with Courier Avenue when he hit Lexi Hanson, who was riding her bicycle in the road around 1 p.m. on Sunday. Lexi suffered several broken bones, a spinal injury, and cuts and bruises as a result. She was airlifted to Lutheran General Hospital in Park Ridge and will likely remain hospitalized for some time.

Police say Quartuccio drove off after the crash, parked the truck a few blocks away, and ran off. Police said they had been searching for Quartuccio since the incident happened. He surrendered to the Kane County Sheriff’s Office just after noon on Monday.

Kane County Assistant State’s Attorney David Belshan argued for the high bond, citing the accused’s driving record.

“Considering all this, the facts of the case and his abysmal driving history, he should not be driving,” Belshan said.

But in arguing for a lower bond of $50,000, Quartuccio’s attorney Kelley Flinn said Quartuccio was the sole support of an 11-year-old child, who was now with his mother. She said he is a lifelong resident of Kane County and runs a landscaping business, which, if he is in jail and not working, will impact his ability to support his son.

Citing that Quartuccio is accused of fleeing the scene after hitting a child, Johnson agreed to the $500,000 bond, which would require $50,000 or 10 percent to be posted as bond.

Johnson told Quartuccio that if he was able to post bond, that he was not to drive without a valid license.

Quartuccio’s next court date is May 23.