Drug use suspected in fatal collision
GENOA – A 44-year-old Rockford man was charged with felony DUI in connection with the collision that killed a 34-year-old Sugar Grove man and injured five others.
Howard Castleman, of the 2900 block of Sunnyside Road, Rockford, was charged with felony aggravated driving under the influence, driving under the influence and improper lane use, DeKalb County Chief Deputy Gary Dumdie said. He was taken to DeKalb County jail after being treated at Kishwaukee Community Hospital.
Castleman allegedly was under the influence of drugs, Dumdie said. His bond was set at $500,000, which requires posting $50,000 for release while the case is pending. The most serious charge is punishable by up to 14 years in prison.
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