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Woodstock man charged for driving drunk and hitting elderly man, killing dog, in Woodstock

A Woodstock man has been charged with driving while intoxicated and running into an elderly pedestrian and killing a dog in Woodstock. Christian Peetz, 78, of Woodstock, has been charged by the McHenry County State’s Attorney with aggravated DUI involved in an accident resulting in great bodily harm, court records show. The complaint filed in […]

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Man charged in drunk driving crash that killed woman, left second woman seriously injured in Beach Park

A Wisconsin man has been charged with driving under the influence and causing a head-on crash that killed his female passenger and seriously injured another woman in Beach Park. Jeffrey Sprewell, 68, of Milwaukee, Wisconsin, was charged with two counts of aggravated driving under the influence of alcohol causing death and one count of reckless […]

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Alleged drunk driver seriously injured after high-speed crash leaves car wrapped around tree near Round Lake

Police say an intoxicated driver is “unbelievably fortunate” to be alive after a high-speed crash left him seriously injured and his car wrapped around a tree near Round Lake. The Lake County Sheriff’s Office and Greater Round Lake Fire Protection District responded around 1:20 a.m. Thursday to the area of Route 134 and Harrison Avenue […]

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2 charged with interfering, resisting police officers who were trying to arrest alleged drunk driver in Woodstock

A man and a woman were charged after they allegedly interfered with and resisted police officers who were arresting an alleged drunk driver on Thanksgiving Day in Woodstock. The incident occurred on the evening of November 24 in the 100 block of East Church Street, court documents show. A Woodstock police officer was attempting to […]

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Man charged with drunk driving, causing wrong-way crash on Route 41 in Highland Park that left 2 seriously injured

A Chicago man has been charged with driving drunk and traveling the wrong way on Route 41 in Highland Park, causing a three-vehicle crash that left multiple people injured. Nicholas M. Petersen, 34, of the 5100 block of North LaCrosse Avenue in Chicago, was charged with two counts of aggravated driving under the influence causing […]

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Man charged with driving drunk in high-speed crash that left 1 dead, 1 seriously injured in Waukegan

Charges have been filed against a man who was allegedly speeding and driving drunk when he ran a red light and crashed into another vehicle, killing a man and seriously injuring a woman in Waukegan. Frederick A. Spencer, 30, of Waukegan, was charged with reckless homicide, aggravated driving under the influence causing death and aggravated […]