Driving Under the Influence

On 06/01/17 Ogle County Sheriff’s Deputies responded to the 3,000 block of E. Oak Grove Road for an accident involving a motorcycle and two bicyclist. The two bicycles were Westbound and being ridden by Steven Heitter, age 47, and Paula Heitter, age 50, both of Byron. The Motorcycle being driven by Roger Williams, age 64 of Leaf River and he was also Westbound on Oak Grove Road. Williams approached the Heitter’s from behind and failed to reduce speed of his motorcycle to avoid hitting the Heitter’s. The motorcycle travelled approximately 217 feet beyond the point of impact. Williams and Steven Heitter were transported to Rockford Memorial Hospital by Byron EMS for injuries sustained from the impact. Paula Heitter refused medical attention at the scene. As a result of an investigation Williams was arrested for Driving Under the Influence. He was also issued a citation for Failure to Reduce Spped to Avoid an Accident. Williams was issued an I-Bond at the Hospital and is due to appear in Ogle County Court at a later date.