QPD makes arrest on multiple charges following chase, crash
On Tuesday, June 29, officers with the Quincy Police Department made a traffic stop involving a black 2005 Dodge Durango. The vehicle fled from officers and was later located at the stoplight at 8th and Broadway. When the driver, Darius Lilly, observed officers for the second time, he disobeyed the traffic light and went northbound through the red light at 8th and Broadway.
Lilly caused a traffic crash with a 2016 Honda Pilot that was travelling wesbound on Broadway. Both the driver of the Honda and Lilly were treated for injuries at Blessing Hospital. Both vehicles were towed. A search of Lilly’s vehicle was conducted and methamphetamine, drug paraphernalia, cannabis, and alcohol were located. Lilly’s Illinois driver’s license was revoked and no insurance could be located for the vehicle.
Lilly was later treated and released at Blessing ER and then taken to the Adams County Jail where he was lodged for possession of methamphetamine, aggravated DUI, aggravated fleeing, driving while license revoked, operating uninsured vehicle, obstructing justice, and threatening a public official. Lilly is also on parole and a warrant was issued for him by the Illinois Department of Corrections for violation of parole.
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