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Reckless driver fled from police, fought with sheriff’s deputies in Beach Park, officials say

Officials say a reckless drunk driver fled from police and then fought and battered sheriff’s deputies who tried to arrest him in Beach Park. The Lake County Sheriff’s Office received a report of a reckless driver around 7:30 p.m. on February 7 near Wadsworth Road and North Avenue in Beach Park. The 911 caller reported […]

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Grayslake man charged after trying to bribe witnesses, attempting to flee crash near Mundelein

A 25-year-old unincorporated Grayslake man was arrested and charged after he fled the scene of a crash and tried to bribe a witness near Mundelein. Edgar Catalan, 25, of the 33500 block of North Greentree Road in unincorporated Grayslake, was charged with aggravated driving under the influence of alcohol, aggravated driving with a revoked license, […]

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Alleged drunk driver with 1-year-old in her car flees after crashing into another vehicle in Beach Park

A woman allegedly driving drunk with a 1-year-old in her backseat crashed into another vehicle, leaving the toddler injured on Saturday in Beach Park, police said. A Lake County sheriff’s deputy on patrol spotted a head-on crash that had just occurred around 8 p.m. Saturday, according to Lake County Sheriff’s Office Deputy Chief Christopher Covelli. […]

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Fundraiser started for mother, 4-year-old son seriously injured in Woodstock crash

A fundraiser was started for a single mother and her 4-year-old son who was seriously injured after they were hit by a drunk driver near Woodstock. The crash also killed a woman and two dogs. Jeff Prien, who is the mother’s stepfather, organized the GoFundMe. Prien’s 27-year-old daughter, Taylor, was driving eastbound on Route 176 […]

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Drunk driving charges filed against man who caused crash that killed woman, dog near Woodstock

A Marengo man has been charged with driving under the influence after causing a crash that killed a woman and a dog and also left a 4-year-old child seriously injured near Woodstock. Sergio Esquivel, 44 of Marengo, was charged with driving under the influence of alcohol and improper lane usage. The McHenry County Sheriff’s Office, […]

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Man charged with DUI after suffering ‘severe injuries’ in motorcycle crash near Woodstock

A driver was charged with driving under the influence after he crashed his motorcycle in Woodstock Monday evening and suffered severe injuries that required him to be transported to the hospital by helicopter, police said. The McHenry County Sheriff’s Office and Woodstock Fire Rescue District responded around 8:25 p.m. Monday to the 10300 block of […]

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Video released shows drunk driver crashing head-on into police car in Wauconda

Editor’s Note: The below video could be considered shocking or disturbing to the viewer. Viewer discretion is advised. Newly released video shows a drunk driver traveling the wrong way on Route 12 in Wauconda and hitting a police squad car as the officer tries to stop the driver from crashing into other motorists. Wauconda Police […]