ILLINOIS: Caleb Rohrbach ordered held on $1 million bail for DUI weed crash that killed McHenry teen

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Caleb Rohrbach ordered held on $1 million bail for crash that killed McHenry teen, injured two others when he crashed into them head-on

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(Lake County, IL) According to the Lake County States Attorney MICHAEL G. NERHEIM, a Cary man was ordered held on $1 million bail for his involvement in a Route 12 crash that left a 16-year-old McHenry teen dead and three others injured.

Caleb Rohrbach, 18, was ordered to wear a Secure Continuous Remote Alcohol Monitoring (SCRAM) device

Caleb Rohrbach, 18, was ordered to wear a Secure Continuous Remote Alcohol Monitoring (SCRAM) device by Lake County Associate Judge Paul Novak should he be able to post bond and be released from Lake County Jail.

Novak also ordered Rohrbach on 24-hour curfew except when attending treatment or meeting with his attorney. He was also ordered to refrain from consuming any drugs or alcohol, not possess any weapons, and be subject to random drug testing should he be able to post bond.

Rohrbach turned himself in to authorities at noon Tuesday after a $1 million arrest warrant was issued on Aug. 28. He appeared in bond court at about 1:30 p.m. Tuesday.

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Danielle Thomas, 16, of McHenry, was killed after the vehicle she was driving north on Route 12 near Case Road in Wauconda was struck head-on by a car driven by Rohrbach at about 10:15 p.m. on March 15.

Assistant Lake County State’s Attorney Lisa LeBoeuf said in bond court that Rohrbach’s vehicle was traveling at over 70 mph and crossed over a grassy median into oncoming traffic.

Thomas was pronounced dead at the hospital a short time later. Three other teens in her car were taken to area hospitals for treatment. Two of those three suffered major injuries, and the third suffered minor injuries. 

Rohrbach is due back in courtroom T-110 at 9 a.m. on Sept. 9.

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