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Another 1-Car Crash, Another Young Geneva Driver Charged With DUI

The following information was supplied by the Geneva Police Department. Where arrests or charges are mentioned, it does not indicate a conviction.

Yet another young Geneva driver has been charged with DUI after driving his car off the road.

Geneva police arrested Alex Zak, 21, of Geneva on charges of DUI and driving too fast for conditions after his Ford Fusion drove off the road and hit a tree at about 1:58 a.m. July 14 on Fargo Boulevard where it intersects Shoop Drive, reports said.

According to police reports, Zak’s Fusion was traveling west on Fargo Boulevard when it began to turn left on Shoop Drive. The vehicle left the roadway, swerving diagonally from the corner, and struck a crabapple tree of a home on the corner lot of the intersection. The tree then struck the residence, causing damage to the siding and gutter, reports said.

Zak refused treatment from paramedics at the scene. Two passengers also refused treatment. 

In , a young Geneva driver was arrested on July 8 after the passenger side of his Ford Explorer collided with a light pole in the 400 block of Fabyan Parkway, reports said. Colton Harris, 22, faces charges of DUI, DUI with blood-alcohol content of more than .08 and improper lane usage. There were two passengers in that car, as well.

Both those one-car crashes by young drivers follow on the heels of charges being filed against Nicole Wiesner, 20, for . Wiesner crashed her Chevrolet Cavalier at the intersection of Dodson and Bennett streets on May 4, sending herself and her passenger to area hospitals.

 in another single-car accident 11 days later.

Wiesner was charged with aggravated DUI on July 16 and turned herself in to police on July 18, according to a press release.

 

Patch reports on law enforcement activity in Geneva, using information provided by official agencies. Persons charged with a crime, or issued a citation for violation of a local ordinance, are presumed innocent until proven guilty in a court of law. If you or a family member are charged with a crime or cited for a violation, and the charge or citation is subsequently adjudicated, we encourage you to notify Geneva editor Rick Nagel at rickn@patch.com and we will do follow-up reporting on the case.

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