On Nov. 14 at 2:48 a.m., Ogle County Sheriff’s deputies, along with Rochelle and Creston Fire/EMS, were dispatched to the 8,000 block of South Woodlawn Road for the report of a two-vehicle crash.
After an investigation, it was determined that a tractor pulling farm equipment was driving northbound in the 8,000 block of South Woodlawn Road by Mark Hill, 64, of Rochelle. The tractor and farm equipment were partially in the southbound lane.
A Dodge truck driven by, Brian Bozarth, 32, of Shabbona, was traveling southbound, and struck the farm equipment being pulled by the tractor. The Dodge truck then veered toward the east guardrail, and came to rest after striking the guardrail. Bozarth was transported to Rochelle Community Hospital to be evaluated.
Hill was uninjured in the crash. Bozarth was later arrested for driving under the influence of alcohol, driving on a revoked license and operating uninsured motor vehicle. The crash remains under investigation.
On Nov. 13 at approximately 10:36 a.m., Ogle County Sheriff’s deputies conducted a traffic stop in the 5,000 block of North Illinois Route 251. After investigation, deputies issued Seth Rodriguez, 24, of Rockford, a citation for driving while license suspended. Rodriguez was released on an I-Bond and was given a future court date.
On Nov. 17 Ogle County Sheriff’s deputies arrested Tanya Vega, 42, of Rochelle, for driving while license suspended. Vega was arrested by Ogle County Sheriff’s deputies on Interstate 39 near Rochelle after being stopped for improper lighting. Vega was released on an I-bond and will appear in Ogle County court at a later date.