Officials: Huntley man accused of hitting pedestrian with car after fight on road shoulder

A Huntley man is accused of “knowingly” hitting a person with his vehicle after fight on the shoulder of the road at Route 47 and Ackman Road.

Paul D. Hoerer, 48, of the 12400 block of Glazier Street, is charged with aggravated battery in a public place and aggravated battery-use of a deadly weapon, both felonies, according to the criminal complaint filed in McHenry County court. He also was charged with leaving the scene of an accident, failing to give aid or information and reckless driving.

If he is found guilty of the most serious charges, he could face two to five years in prison. Probation is also an option.

According to police, at 7:40 p.m. April 22, Hoerer and another man fought on the shoulder of Route 47 and Ackman Road then, shortly after, Hoerer, who was driving a Ford Explorer, struck the other man with his vehicle, causing the other man to fall into his vehicle.

Hoerer then left the scene, police said.

Huntley police tracked down Hoerer at his home, according to the court records. However, before that, Hoerer “made no attempt to report hitting a pedestrian with his vehicle,” records show.

His attorney, Edward J. Donahue, declined to comment.

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