Daniel Spears, 35, of Fox River Grove

A Fox River Grove man was charged with driving under the influence after he crashed into a pole and drove into a shallow pond, injuring his passenger, in Barrington Hills early Thursday morning.

Daniel Spears, 35, of the 100 block of Northwest Highway in Fox River Grove, was charged with aggravated DUI resulting in bodily harm, aggravated DUI with a suspended or revoked license, driving under the influence of alcohol, operating an uninsured motor vehicle, driving without a valid license and not driving on the right side of the road.

The Barrington Hills Police Department responded at 2:12 a.m. Thursday to Chapel Road west of Church Road for a report of a single-vehicle crash.

Barrington Hills Police Department Public Information Officer William Walsh told Lake and McHenry County Scanner that a vehicle left the roadway, struck a utility pole and came to rest in a shallow pond.

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The occupants of the vehicle were able to exit by themselves and paramedics transported them to a local hospital with non-life-threatening injuries.

The occupants have since been treated and released, Walsh said.

Spears was later arrested for allegedly driving under the influence of alcohol when he was involved in the crash, according to a criminal complaint.

Spears also allegedly failed to drive his car on the correct side of the road and did not reduce his speed to avoid the crash, the complaint said.

His license was revoked or suspended and his vehicle was uninsured at the time of the crash, the complaint added.

A judge set Spears’ bond at $50,000. He would need to post 10% to be released.

Spears remains held at the McHenry County Jail. He is scheduled to appear in court Tuesday morning for a preliminary hearing.

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