The 16-year-old Fulton, Illinois, boy accused of speeding through the Riverboat Days Parade in Clinton and running over an acquaintance could be tried in adult court. A judge will decide on that issue in a hearing on August 25th. Clinton County Attorney Mike Wolf witnessed the incident and is asking Muscatine County Attorney Alan Ostergren for help. Ostergren says the law makes it clear, you can’t be both a lawyer and a witness in the same case so Wolf asked the court to appoint Ostergren’s office to prosecute the case in Muscatine County. Ostergren says Corey Rock should be tried in adult court because the point of juvenile court is to rehabilitate, not to punish. He says based on the facts of this case, there would not be enough time for Rock to make a meaningful rehabilitation in juvenile court. Police say Rock ran over an aquantance from school who associates with black students. After the alleged crime, the suspect sped through the parade and was arrested after a chase over the U-S 30 bridge.
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