Man who crashed car into Wonder Lake house charged with DUI

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A man who was flown to Advocate Condell Medical Center in Libertyville Sunday evening following a crash into a Wonder Lake residence has been charged with DUI.

The McHenry County Sheriff’s Office, which is investigating the crash, said Monday afternoon that the driver had also been charged with failing to reduce speed. Authorities did not release the motorist’s name.

Wonder Lake Fire Protection District Chief Mike Weber said the man was traveling west in the 7100 block of Barnard Mill Road about 8:15 p.m. Sunday when he went off the road, hitting a sign, parked car, house, motorcycle and tree before ending up in a nearby field.

“We were lucky” nobody inside the house was injured, including pets, Weber said. He added the homeowners were concerned about the pets since they like to look out the window. Weber said there was a bed right near where the car hit the residence, and if the crash had happened later, someone likely would have been in that bed.

Weber said paramedics on scene said the driver was confused and in and out of consciousness. Weber said Monday afternoon he didn’t know anything about the man’s condition.

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