OREGON – On Aug. 13 at approximately 4 p.m. deputies with the assistance of the Illinois State Police and Lynn-Scott-Rock Fire/EMS responded to Interstate 39 at Illinois Route 64 for the report of a single vehicle crash with injuries. After conducting an investigation, it was learned Larry Monette, 73, of Arkansas, was traveling south on Interstate 39 exiting onto Illinois Route 64 when Monette presumably fell asleep. Monette traveled off of the exit ramp and came to rest after colliding with several pine trees. Monette was assisted from the vehicle by a passing motorist as his car became fully engulfed. Lynn-Scott-Rock Fire and EMS responded to the scene where they tended to the fire as Monette was transported to Rochelle Community Hospital where he was treated for suspected injuries.
On Aug. 14 at approximately 1:26 a.m. deputies initiated a traffic stop at the intersection of Blackhawk and Walnut in Byron. After further investigation, deputies arrested Stephen Mullane, 33, of Poplar Grove, for driving under the influence of alcohol. Mullane was also cited for improper lane usage and unlawful transportation of alcohol. Mullane was transported to the Ogle County Jail in lieu of bond.
On Aug. 14 at approximately 11:15 a.m. deputies responded to a one vehicle motorcycle accident in the 4,800 block of East Illinois Route 72. After an investigation it was determined that a 2008 Triumph motorcycle being driven by Jason M. Gibbs, 45, of Lake Villa, Illinois was westbound on Illinois Route 72 when he failed to negotiate the curve at that location and exited the roadway into the north side ditch. No other vehicles were involved and Gibbs was transported to Swedish American Hospital in Rockford for injuries sustained.
On Aug. 16 at approximately 3:18 p.m. deputies conducted a traffic stop on the south exit ramp of Interstate 39 and Illinois Route 72. After an investigation, deputies arrested Leton Dye, 31, of Chicago for driving while license suspended. Dye was additionally issued a citation for speeding. Dye was transported to the Ogle County Jail where he was held in lieu of bond.