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Police: Rockford man drove drunk, then left the scene of a crash

Published: Nov. 27, 2019 at 2:24 PM CST
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A Rockford man, who police say was driving under the influence, was arrested for leaving the scene of a crash Wednesday morning.

Jake E. Hartman, 22, was reportedly involved a single-vehicle crash around 2:30 a.m. near the area of N. Alpine Road and Rural Street.

Police say Hartman was walking away from the crash when officers arrived to the area. He was taken into custody after a brief struggle.

Hartman was charged with resisting/obstructing an officer, leaving the scene of an accident and DUI.

Hartman is being held at the Winnebago County Jail. He is considered innocent unless proven guilty by the court of law.

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