Man stopped after being clocked at 129 mph on interstate

An Urbana man who Illinois State Police say was clocked driving 129 miles per hour through Piatt County on Saturday had his bond set at $35,000 in Piatt County Court on Monday.

Antonio Castillo was stopped by police near mile marker 172 (Route 10 exit) on Saturday evening.

Preliminary charges include speeding 35 miles over the speed limit in addition to three drug charges, including possession of more than 100 grams of cannabis.

In Piatt County Court in Monticello on Monday, prosecutors asked for his bond to be set at $50,000.

Public Defender Roger Simpson pointed out that Castillo has a job at a restaurant in Urbana and has other ties to the area including family and a girlfriend.

“I don’t believe he is a flight risk, and think $50,000 is excessive,” said Simpson.

The defense asked for bond to be lowered to $20,000. Judge Bradford Rau split the difference and set it at $35,000, meaning Castillo can be released from Piatt County jail by posting $3,500.

His formal arraignment has been scheduled for 9 a.m. Monday, June 18.

Piatt County prosecutors said they will review State Police reports before filing formal charges, possibly by the end of this week.



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