Fox Lake Man Charged With OWI Causing Injury

8/9/11 – A Fox Lake man is accused of injuring a passenger in a drunken driving accident. Justin C. Glanz was allegedly driving 90mph on Ireland Road in the Town of Fox Lake on June 5 when he failed to negotiate a curve and left the roadway, struck an embankment and vaulted into the air. His vehicle then crossed both lanes of Highway 33 before coming to rest 100 yards into a corn field. The 23-year-old was picked-up alongside the road about an hour later and had a preliminary breath test over twice the legal limit for driving at point-one-eight. Authorities didn’t know about the accident for several hours when the sheriff spotted the vehicle in the cornfield. Glanz initially denied that he had passengers but a friend admitted to the hospital with non-life-threatening injuries was eventually connected to the accident. If he’s convicted, the charge carries a maximum sentence of two years, but because he has a previous conviction for Second Degree Reckless Endangerment he could have another four years added with a loss of driver’s license for up to another four years. Glanz has court activity on the calendar again next month.