Pekin cemetery damaged after alleged drunk driver loses control at the wheel

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Lakeside Cemetery in Pekin has been damaged after a driver lost control at the wheel.

Pekin police say the suspect is being charged with driving under the influence after he drove his car off of 8th Street and into the cemetery early Tuesday morning.

The cemetery’s management tells WMBD seven graves were damaged. Many of those buried in that area were laid to rest so long ago there isn’t family to get in contact with management says.

The cemetery also said families who are available have been contacted and are waiting to see whether the driver’s insurance will cover the damage.

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