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WBBM Reporter Facing Multiple Charges After Weekend Accident

savini_cropped_WbbmDave Savini, investigative reporter for CBS owned Chicago station WBBM, is facing multiple charges after being arrested Saturday.

The Daily Herald is reporting Savini faces charges of DUI, endangering the life of a child and battery after a minor accident in the parking lot of a Taco Bell in Naperville, IL.

The driver of the other vehicle told police that he wanted to report the collision to police, but Savini refused, Cmdr. Lou Cammiso said. The driver said Savini pushed him when he took a photograph of Savini’s license plate with his phone, Cammiso said.

Naperville Police Sgt. Ken Gettemy said police identified Savini by his vehicle’s license plate, and arrested him near the intersection of Saratoga and Plainfield Naperville roads.

Savini had two children under age 18 in the car, hence the endangering charge, Gettemy said. “I can’t confirm whether or not either, or both, were his kids,” he said.

Savini was released on $3,000 bond shortly after 4 a.m. on the charges, which include a misdemeanor hit-and-run charge, Gettemy said.

TVSpy has asked CBS for comment. We will update when we hear back.

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