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A Waukegan woman was charged with driving under the influence after she crashed into a utility pole near Crystal Lake, causing the pole to snap in half and her passenger to be injured.

The McHenry County Sheriff’s Office and Nunda-Rural Fire Protection District responded around 3:18 a.m. Sunday to the intersection of Route 176 and Barreville Road in Prairie Grove for a report of a single-vehicle crash with injuries.

McHenry County Sheriff’s Deputy Kevin Byrnes said an investigation showed that Stephanie Moino-Guzman, 18, of Waukegan, was driving a 2016 Honda coupe westbound on Route 176.

As Moino-Guzman was approaching Barreville Road, her vehicle left the roadway for unknown reasons and crashed into a utility pole at the intersection.

The utility pole broke in half, causing the power lines to hang low across Barreville Road, Byrnes said.

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The only passenger in the car, also an 18-year-old female, was transported to Northwestern McHenry Hospital with non-life-threatening injuries.

Moino-Guzman was arrested and issued a notice to appear for charges of driving under the influence of alcohol, driving without a valid driver’s license and failure to reduce speed to avoid an accident.

Barreville Road was closed for approximately six hours while ComEd worked to clear the power lines.