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Crime & Courts

Sycamore woman in critical condition after crash; charged with DUI

DeKALB – A 23-year-old Sycamore woman is in critical condition after police said she drove under the influence and crashed Thursday morning on Barber Greene Road, according to a news release from the DeKalb County Sheriff’s Office.

Jacquline D. Parish, of the 1600 block of Maness Court, was driving west about 2 a.m. in a black Nissan on Barber Greene west of Lovell Road when she crossed the center line, went into the south ditch and hit a retaining wall, fence and a tree in the yard of 16172 Barber Greene Road, the release said.

She suffered injuries to her abdomen, as well as a cut to her forehead, and a Sycamore Fire Department ambulance took her to Northwestern Medicine Kishwaukee Hospital, the release said. It adds that she was wearing her seat belt.

Kim Waterman, media relations manager with Northwestern Medicine, said Parish was transferred to St. Anthony Medical Center in Rockford, where she was in critical condition midday Thursday.

Parish was charged with two counts of driving under the influence and cited for illegal use of an electronic communication device and expired registration, according to the release.

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