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A teenager was charged after officials say he drove under the influence and crashed into a pole before fleeing and battering a police officer in Harvard.

The Harvard Police Department responded to a call of a vehicle crash in the 300 block of South Eastman Street around 1:21 a.m. on December 8.

Harvard Deputy Police Chief Tyson Bauman said a vehicle struck a utility pole and the vehicle fled the area.

Officers arrived and located the disabled offending vehicle and the driver in the 200 block of South Eastman Street.

After an investigation into the incident, a 17-year-old Harvard male was arrested for driving under the influence of alcohol, Bauman said.

The teenager was issued a citation for driving under the influence of alcohol, driving under the influence with a blood alcohol content over .08, illegal transportation of alcohol and improper lane usage.

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The 17-year-old was also criminally charged with aggravated battery to a peace officer and issued a citation for unlawful possession of alcohol by a person under 21.

Bauman did not provide further information on the aggravated battery to a peace officer charge.

The teenager was petitioned to McHenry County Court Services and released to a parent.

He is scheduled to appear in court on January 19.