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Ruben Madrigal, 20, of DePue was charged with driving under the influence of alcohol, zero tolerance, improper lane use and failure to reduce speed to avoid an accident at 7:31 p.m. July 14 while traveling on 2790 East Street, one-half mile west of the Princeton Road in DePue.

Deer accidents

Robert J. Howes, 48, of Walnut was traveling at 5:24 a.m. July 17 on 1425 East Street, one-half mile north of 370 North Avenue, when his vehicle hit a deer.

Edward C. Bauer, 56. of Bradford was traveling at 2:31 a.m. July 18 on the Kentville Road, one-fourth mile west of 350 East Street, when his vehicle hit a deer.

Chrisalynn A. Reuter, 21, of Walnut was traveling at 11:52 p.m. July 22 on 2200 North Avenue, one-half mile east of 1500 East Street, when her vehicle hit a deer.


Thomas R. Chasteen, 64, of Ladd and Troy J. Maggi, 41, of LaSalle were involved in a two-vehicle crash at 9:40 a.m. July 31 on 1600 North Avenue at the intersection with Plank Road.

Colin F. Mickow, 24, of Princeton was involved in an accident after swerving to miss a deer at 4:55 a.m. Aug. 2 on 1995 East Street, at the intersection of 1250 North Avenue. He was ticketed with driving too fast for conditions and illegal transportation or possession of alcohol.

Collin J. Slattery, 21, of Princeton was involved in a single-vehicle accident at 2 a.m. Aug. 1 on 2370 North Avenue, one-fourth mile east of 400 East Street. He was charged with driving too fast for conditions.

A 14-year-old Princeton boy and a 14-year-old Spring Valley boy were involved in a crash while driving ATVs at 4:04 p.m. July 30 on 3000 East Street.

Victor Aquilar, 27, of Ladd was involved in a single-vehicle accident at 3:55 p.m. July 22 on 2775 East Street, one-eighth mile north of Route 29.

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