Bartlett woman charged with DUI in crash

Bail has been set at $100,000 for a Bartlett woman charged with driving under the influence of alcohol in connection with a head-on crash Thursday night in Pingree Grove that critically injured a motorcyclist.

Caitlin M. Hill, 18, of the 1500 block of Derby Lane, faces charges of driving under the influence of alcohol; driving under the influence of alcohol with a blood alcohol content of .08 or higher; leaving the scene of a personal injury accident; driving while her license is suspended, revoked or canceled; failure to reduce speed to avoid an accident; improper lane use; and aggravated battery to a peace officer, according to Kane County court records.

She was being held in the Kane County jail. If she posts bond, she will have to wear an alcohol-monitoring device and undergo drug- and alcohol-use evaluation. She will also be prohibited from driving.

Her next court date is June 25.

According to police, Hill was driving a Nissan Rogue on Route 20 east of Route 47 and swerved into oncoming traffic, hitting a man on a motorcycle around 7 p.m. Hill then drove another quarter-mile until her car went into a ditch, police said, and then she started running through a field.

The Kane County sheriff's department is investigating the case.

The man was taken to Presence St. Joseph Hospital in Elgin, then transferred to Advocate Lutheran General Hospital in Park Ridge. No information is available about his condition. His name, age and hometown were not available early Friday.

According to the Illinois secretary of state's office, Hill's license was revoked in January 2013 in connection with a driving under the influence charge from December 2012. It had previously been suspended due to an Aug. 23, 2012, driving under the influence charge. A spokesman said she also had three convictions for driving without a valid license.

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