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Crystal Lake man charged with endangering child for being intoxicated and allowing child to wander unattended into road

A Crystal Lake man has been charged with endangering the health of a child for being highly intoxicated when allowing a 22-month-old child to wander unattended into a roadway. McHenry County court records also show Michael Weger, 45, is facing charges of aggravated assault to a peace officer for approaching a police officer several times […]

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6 months in jail for woman convicted of DUI, causing Crystal Lake crash that required victim to be flown to hospital

A woman has been sentenced to six months in jail after she pleaded guilty to driving drunk and causing a crash in Crystal Lake that required her passenger to be flown to the hospital. The Crystal Lake Fire Rescue Department and Crystal Lake Police Department responded around 1:45 a.m. on October 5, 2020, to the […]

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Judge rejects request to reduce former Crystal Lake attorney’s 5-year sentence for DUI crash that killed motorcyclist

A judge rejected a former Crystal Lake attorney’s request to have his five-year prison sentence reduced for driving drunk and causing a crash that killed a motorcyclist in Crystal Lake. Robert A. Roth, 72, of Crystal Lake, was indicted on two counts of aggravated driving under the influence causing death, a Class 2 felony, and […]

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‘Lives are needlessly lost’: State police remind motorists to buckle up, drive sober on Thanksgiving

State police are reminding motorists to buckle up and drive sober on Thanksgiving after 10 people were killed in crashes in Illinois last Thanksgiving holiday weekend. The Illinois Department of Transportation and Illinois State Police said motorists will see hundreds of additional seat belt enforcement zones and other enforcement patrols. Officers will be looking for […]

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‘Completely preventable’: Jury convicts man who drove under influence, fatally struck pedestrian in Ingleside

A man who swerved off the road while driving and fatally struck a pedestrian walking in Ingleside has been convicted by a jury of driving under the influence with eight drugs in his system. The crash happened around 6:40 p.m. on June 3, 2021, near Route 59 and Stanton Point Road in Ingleside. Sheriff’s deputies […]

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Man found hiding in shed after allegedly fleeing from police at high rate of speed in Highland Park

Prosecutors say a man, who was allegedly driving drunk, fled from Highland Park police at a high rate of speed and was later found hiding in a shed in Highwood on Wednesday. Gabriel Deita-Ortega, 34, of Highwood, was charged with aggravated driving under the influence, driving under the influence of alcohol, driving on a revoked […]

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Man out on bond for 2 active DUI cases arrested after allegedly causing drunk driving crash in Buffalo Grove

A man who was on probation for two DUI cases earlier this year was arrested last weekend after he allegedly caused a t-bone crash while drunk in Buffalo Grove, prosecutors said. Kevin Fallon, 68, was charged with aggravated driving under the influence (third offense), aggravated driving under the influence with a suspended license, improper left […]