Wisconsin woman charged with DUI following Alden crash

Published: Tuesday, Jan. 28, 2014 3:48 p.m. CDT • Updated: Tuesday, Jan. 28, 2014 11:13 p.m. CDT

WOODSTOCK – The driver in two-vehicle crash that sent three people to the hospital has been charged with aggravated driving under the influence and endangering the life of a child.

Kelly L. Kufke, 36, of Manitowoc, Wis., was driving a 2013 Volkswagon Jetta southbound on Alden Road Sunday afternoon when she crossed into the opposite lane, hitting a 2003 Honda Accord driven by James Long of Walworth, Wis., according to the McHenry County Sheriff's Office.

McHenry County Sheriff's police along with the Hebron, Woodstock and Harvard fire protection districts responded at 4:43 p.m. to the report of the accident in the 5400 block of Alden Road in unincorporated Alden Township near Woodstock, according to a news release,

Kufke and two children in her car were taken to Centegra Hospital – Woodstock, the release said. Long was not taken to the hospital, but his three passengers were taken to Centegra Hospital – McHenry.

Kufke was charged with improper lane use, failure to reduce speed to avoid an accident, driving under the influence of a combination of drugs, aggravated driving under the influence, endangering the life and well-being of a child.

She was released Monday morning after posting bail. Her next court date is set for 9 a.m. Feb. 4.

- Emily K. Coleman

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