The East Alton Police Department is currently holding 36-year-old Stephan Maggart of the 3300 block of Framer in Alton on multiple traffic violations. His bail is $220.

The Bethalto Fire Department responded to the scene  where a man crashed into a water filled drainage ditch on Buchta Road yesterday. He was trapped for almost an hour before calling 911 just before 8am. The Rosewood Heights Fire Department was dispatched to help as well. The man was airlifted to Saint Louis University Hospital and was reported to be in stable condition. A local tow service removed the badly disfigured sedan from the ditch about an hour later.


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