Police: Hampshire man in crash likely had marijuana in his system
A 45-year-old Hampshire man was cited for driving under the influence of drugs, police say, after he drove his Volkswagen truck off the road near Hebron Monday afternoon and landed in a ditch.
Police suspect that Harold E. Wiese Jr., of the 17N300 block of Widmayer Road, was under the influence of marijuana, said McHenry County Undersheriff Andrew Zinke said. But they are awaiting official toxicology results. At 2:13 p.m., police responded to the crash on Route 47, a half mile north of Vanderkarr Road south of Hebron. No other vehicles were involved and Wiese was driving alone.
Police say Wiese was driving south on Route 47 when for unknown reasons he drove off the road and into a ditch. He was taken to Centegra Woodstock Hospital by Hebron/Alden Fire Protection District. He was later flown to Advocate Condell Medical Center in Libertyville because of his head injuries.
A hospital spokeswoman said Wiese was discharged from the hospital on Tuesday.
Wiese was wearing his seat belt during the crash and was cited for DUI drugs, which is a Class A misdemeanor, improper lane usage and for driving without insurance. He is scheduled to appear in court Nov. 29 in Woodstock.
Zinke said other charges could be coming.
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