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Man charged with driving almost 3 times over legal drinking limit with unrestrained 2-year-old child in car

Prosecutors say a man was caught driving with an unrestrained two-year-old in the car near Zion while being almost three times over the legal drinking limit. Jose Marcos, 23, of Waukegan, was charged with aggravated driving under the influence, two counts of driving under the influence and driving without a license. Lake County Assistant State’s […]

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New federal law will require cars to monitor for impaired driving, in part due to McHenry mother who pushed for legislation

Car manufacturers will soon be required to install impaired driving prevention technology in new cars in part because of a McHenry mother, who pushed for the legislation after her son was killed by a drunk driver. Illinois State Police Director Brendan Kelly and other community stakeholders held a press conference Monday regarding the safety and […]

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Driver arrested for DUI, passenger hospitalized after car snaps utility pole in half near Crystal Lake

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 […]