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‘Could have been deadly’: Drunk driver slams head-on into Wauconda police car carrying police canine

A Wauconda police squad car carrying a police canine was struck head-on by a repeat drunk driving offender on Route 12 in Wauconda early Sunday morning, causing the officer to sustain injuries. Wauconda Police Department Sgt. Heather Cognac said Officer Jon Finze and his canine partner, Badger, were searching for a wrong-way driver on Route […]

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Child severely injured after being struck by drunk driver at farmers market in Crystal Lake

A 76-year-old woman was arrested for driving drunk in Crystal Lake and hitting a child with her car, causing the child to suffer “severe injuries,” court documents said. Janice M. Easty, 76, of the 400 block of Oxford Lane in Crystal Lake, was charged with aggravated driving under the influence of alcohol and three counts […]

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Drunk driver charged with child endangerment after driving 102 mph in Green Oaks, police say

Police said that a drunk driver was arrested on multiple charges, including child endangerment, after driving 102 mph on Route 137 in Green Oaks, nearly causing a rollover crash. A Lake County sheriff’s deputy was running radar in the area of Route 137 and O’Plaine Road in Green Oaks on Saturday. According to Lake County […]

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Motorcyclist from Antioch dies after being struck by drunk driver in McHenry

An Antioch man who suffered life-threatening injuries after a drunk driver slammed into his motorcycle in McHenry on Thursday has died. The McHenry Police Department and McHenry Township Fire Protection District responded around 2:06 a.m. Thursday to Route 120 and Chapel Hill Road for a vehicle crash with injuries. McHenry Police Public Affairs Officer Michael […]

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Drunk driver arrested after crashing into motorcyclist, causing victim life-threatening injuries in McHenry

Police say that a drunk driver was arrested after he slammed into the back of a motorcycle, causing the rider to suffer life-threatening injuries Thursday morning. The McHenry Police Department and McHenry Township Fire Protection District responded around 2:06 a.m. Thursday to Route 120 and Chapel Hill Road for a vehicle crash with injuries. McHenry […]

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Appellate court says confession not sufficient for conviction, overturns Round Lake woman’s DUI case

An Illinois appeals court overturned the DUI conviction of a Round Lake woman, ruling that the woman’s confession alone cannot lead to her conviction. Belinda Delatorre, 29, of Round Lake, was found guilty on January 18, 2019, of driving under the influence of alcohol following a bench trial. Round Lake Police Officer Robert Robinson testified […]

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Charges pending after drunk driver struck, killed 5-year-old girl with truck near Long Grove

Police say that a suspected drunk driver struck and killed a 5-year-old girl with his truck in an unincorporated area between Long Grove and Arlington Heights. The Cook County Sheriff’s Office responded around 11 p.m. Saturday to the 4000 block of Jennifer Lane in unincorporated Arlington Heights. The Long Grove Fire Protection District also responded to […]