Police arrest wrong-way driver for DUI in Warren Co.

WARREN COUNTY, Ill. (NEWS3) — Warren County Sheriff’s Deputies arrested a man for DUI after driving the wrong way on the highway.

Sheriff Martin Edwards said deputies responded to a report of a wrong-way driver going east bound in the west bound lanes of U.S. 34 around 7:30 p.m. Saturday night.  Edwards said a crash occurred as deputies were responding to the call.

Police said Kenneth Dutton, 29, of Galesburg, was traveling the wrong way on U.S. 34 when he struck a west bound vehicle, then collided with another vehicle headed west bound. The two crashes took place east of the Cameron exit, near 150th Street on U.S. 34.

Edwards said two people from the first vehicle hit were taken to the hospital for injuries. Their condition is unknown.

Police arrested and charged Dutton with aggravated DUI, driving revoked, driving with no insurance, resisting a peace officer, and illegal transportation of alcohol. His bond was set at $250,000. He was taken to the Warren County Jail.

Officials did not release the identify of those involved in the crash.


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