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Man slams vehicle into appliance store window

Two injured; driver cited for DUI drugs

Mark Duncan, 56, of Rock Falls, was cited for DUI drugs and driving while his license is revoked after trying to make a U-turn and crashing into a plate-glass window at CMS Appliance, 1301 W. state Route 30, just after noon Monday, Police Chief Mike Kuelper said.
Mark Duncan, 56, of Rock Falls, was cited for DUI drugs and driving while his license is revoked after trying to make a U-turn and crashing into a plate-glass window at CMS Appliance, 1301 W. state Route 30, just after noon Monday, Police Chief Mike Kuelper said.

ROCK FALLS – Two people were injured when their driver, who police say might have been using drugs, crashed his car into CMS Appliance, 1301 W. state Route 30, just after noon Monday.

Among other things, Mark Duncan, 56, of Rock Falls, was cited for DUI drugs, Chief Mike Kuelper said.

According to Kuelper:

Duncan was driving from Prophetstown to Rock Falls with a 49-year-old woman and a 23-year-old man, both from Rock Falls, when he crashed into a stop sign at the corner of Prophetstown Road and Route 30.

As he continued east on Route 30, he got into an argument with his passengers and decided to make a U-turn and return to Prophetstown. He turned to the right, ran off the road and crashed into a plate glass window in an unoccupied part of the appliance store.

His passengers were taken to CGH Medical Center in Sterling, treated and released.

Duncan admitted using prescription drugs, and police also suspected he had been using marijuana, Kuelper said. A urine sample is being tested.

Police cited Duncan for driving under the influence of drugs and driving while his license is revoked.

Whiteside County Sheriff’s Department also ticketed him for leaving the scene of a property damage accident, driving too fast for conditions, and driving while his license is revoked in the stop-sign incident.

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