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Police Reports

Woman knocks down ComEd pole, charged with DUI

Driver said she was dodging 2 deer

Hannah Kolzow was charged with driving under the influence
Hannah Kolzow was charged with driving under the influence

MAPLE PARK – A woman was charged with driving under the influence after she hit a ComEd pole at Main Street and Owens Road in Maple Park, according to Kane County Sheriff’s reports.

Hannah B. Kolzow, 46, of the 4N400 block of Foxfield Drive, St. Charles Township, was also charged Oct. 26 with driving with a blood alcohol content greater than 0.08 percent, improper lane use, driving without insurance and failure to reduce speed to avoid an accident, according to reports and court records.

According to reports, deputies responded to a report of a crash shortly before 11 p.m. where they found a ComEd electric utility pole lying across the roadway with its wires split and also lying across the roadway.

The 2016 gray Infinti that Kolzow was driving had damage to its passenger side and wood splinters. Deputies also saw tire marks in the field and ditch area leading from the broken pole, reports stated.

Two other vehicles were also damaged as they traveled east and west of where the pole had come down across the road, reports stated.

Deputies found a box of bottles of wine in the back seat on the passenger side and a bottle of wine on the passenger seat, unopened, reports stated.

Kolzow told deputies she swerved to avoid hitting two deer that crossed her path, hitting the pole instead, reports stated.

Before the accident, Kolzow told deputies that she had two or three beers at the Blackberry Inn near Elburn, reports stated.

Kolzow’s blood alcohol content was .158 percent, resulting in a six-month summary suspension of her driver's license, according to reports and the Illinois Secretarof State's Office.

Kolzow’s attorney filed court papers seeking to rescind the summary suspension of her license on several grounds, including that the sample taken was not in accordance with state police standards and did not result in a blood alcohol content greater than 0.08 percent.

Other reasons stated in the filing included she had not been properly placed under arrest, the arresting officer did not have a reasonable suspicion of a traffic offense nor that she was driving and that she was not properly warned by the officer.

A hearing on the petition to rescind the summary suspension is scheduled for Nov. 14 with sentencing scheduled Nov. 28, according to court records.

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