Arrest made in Fatal Sycamore crash

Authorities say they have arrested the driver in a fatal DUI crash in Sycamore last week. DeKalb County Sheriff’s Deputies say they arrested Chynna Daugherty, 33 of Genoa, at OSF St. Anthony’s Medical Center in Rockford. She was released from the hospital after being treated for injuries sustained in the crash that killed 49-year-old Christopher Henning and […]

Information for victims of drunk drivers

Information found here was taken from Illinois DUI Fact Book (2020) for your convenience. The full fact book can be found at https://www.cyberdriveillinois.com/ Reckless Homicide A person may be charged with reckless homicide if he/she operates a motor vehicle,snowmobile, all-terrain vehicle or watercraft while under the influence that resultsin the death of an individual. If […]

Process of a DUI arrest

An officer stops a vehicle at a roadside safety check or for probable cause, reasonable suspicion or unusual operation. The officer observes the driver and requests a driver’s license, vehicle registration and proof of insurance. If the officer suspects the driver is under the influence, the driver is asked to submit to field sobriety tests. […]