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St. Charles man charged with DUI, accused of hitting electric pole

Published: Monday, April 28, 2014 10:48 p.m. CDT • Updated: Tuesday, April 29, 2014 7:03 a.m. CDT

ST. CHARLES – A St. Charles man was charged Saturday night with driving under the influence of alcohol after he hit a utility pole in the 1400 block of South 7th Avenue, according to a report from the St. Charles Police Department.

Craig Scott Kenworthy, 62, of the 1700 block of Jeanette Avenue, St. Charles, has been charged with DUI, leaving the scene of a property damage accident and improper lane use. Police responding to an accident at 8:49 p.m. Saturday found a utility pole on the west side of the street that had been struck and severed into two pieces.

Officers were advised the vehicle involved in the crash was leaving the scene and was last seen traveling south on South 7th Avenue, according to the report. Police were able to locate Kenworthy after several witnesses had followed the vehicle and found it disabled in the 1400 block of State Street in Geneva, the report stated.

Kenworthy was released after posting the required $150 bail. He has a June 12 court hearing.

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