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Teenager Arrested, Charged with DUI Following Accident in Jo Daviess County

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A 17-year-old is arrested and charged with DUI following a one-vehicle accident in rural Jo Daviess County.

Police were alerted of the accident around 7:15 Sunday morning. Cody Johnston, of East Dubuque, was driving on Route 5 West in rural East Dubuque when he failed to make a turn at a slight curve in the road, resulting in his vehicle slamming into a utility pole.

Johnston was hospitalized with non-life-threatening injuries.

He faces several charges including failure to reduce speed to avoid an accident and DUI under 21.

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