An investigative reporter for CBS 2 Chicago was charged with driving under the influence and endangering the lives of children after a minor accident outside a Naperville fast food restaurant early Saturday, police said.
Dave Savini, whose age was not released, was arrested shortly after 1:30 a.m. Saturday after fleeing the scene of the accident, Naperville Police Department Cmdr. Jason Arres said.
Police were alerted about 12:20 a.m. to an incident involving Savini and another driver in the parking lot of a Taco Bell in the 1200 block of Rickert Drive, Arres said.
Following a minor accident, the other driver attempted to photograph Savini's license plate, Arres said. Police believe Savini pushed the other driver and fled the scene in a vehicle with two children under 18 inside.
Police did not comment on whether the children were related to Savini.
Officers stopped Savini's vehicle near the intersection of Saratoga and Plainfield-Naperville roads, about 3.5 miles from the Taco Bell. He was charged with two counts of DUI, two counts of endangering the health or life a child, one count of battery and one count of leaving the scene of an accident with vehicle damage.
All of the charges are misdemeanors, and Savini was released on bond shortly after being taken into custody.
Efforts to reach Savini, who has been with CBS since 2004, were unsuccessful.
Tribune reporter Jonathan Bullington contributed.
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