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Motorcycle Accident with Injuries

On 10/21/17 at 7:25 pm, Deputies responded to the intersection of Freeport and Sterling Road for a motorcycle accident with injuries. It was learned that the motorcycle was westbound on Sterling Rd when the driver lost control in the gravel causing the motorcycle to roll, throwing the rider off the motorcycle. After a short investigation Deputies arrested Jared Pettenger, age 28 of Tampico for Driving Under the Influence of Alcohol. Pettenger was released at CGH Hospital on an I-Bond with a return court date on 11-17-17 at 9:00 am. Pettenger’s passenger was flown to Rockford Memorial by REACT for non life threatening injuries. Deputies were assisted on scene by Polo Fire and Ambulance, Dixon Rural Fire, REACT Helicopter and CGH Ambulance.