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Breese Hit and Run Suspect Loses License

By Bruce Kropp, WJBD News

A man accused of killing a former Odin woman in a hit-and-run in Breese won't be on the road anytime soon.  

State officials have suspended 25-year-old Johnathan Nast's driver's license, claiming he's a danger to road safety.  Nast allegedly ran over Lana Albert of Edwardsville and formerly of Odin last month on old U.S. 50 in Breese, near the Big Styx bar where both had been independently before the accident occurred on June 7th.  Police say instead of turning himself in, Nast tried to sell his truck to a scrap yard, hoping to get rid of the evidence.  

The license suspension came at the request of Clinton County State's Attorney John Hudspeth.   Secretary of State official Henry Haupt told the Belleville News Democrat that Hudspeth submitted more than 200 pages of documents in support of the suspension and the secretary of state's office was impressed by the strength and thoroughness of the investigation.  

The suspension will stay in effect until at least the charges in the case are resolved.   Nast is free on $2,500 bond as he waits for his trial to start.  Nast is due back in Clinton County Court on August 19th at 11 am for a preliminary hearing.  

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