WF man charged with felony DUI

A West Frankfort man was arrested after sheriff’s deputies say he left the scene of a crash.

Franklin County Sheriff Don Jones said 41 year old Chad Barnett was traveling west on Illinois Route 149 when he crossed into oncoming traffic and hit a car head on. Barnett fled on foot and was caught by deputies after a brief manhunt. He is charged with felony DUI and leaving the scene of a personal injury accident.

The driver of the car – 76 year old Rena Berquez of Zeigler – had to be cut out of her car and was taken to a hospital with major injuries.