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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 […]

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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 […]