NILES, Ill. (CBS) — A man stood charged with driving under the influence Tuesday in connection with a crash in Niles last week.

Around 8:25 p.m. Tuesday, Feb. 25, Nelson Lovera of Niles was driving a 2004 Lexus RS330 west on Dempster Street, when he failed to yield to oncoming traffic as he turned left onto southbound Oketo Avenue, Niles police said.

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While turning, Lovera hit a 2010 Dodge Charger being driven by a teenage boy from Chicago, police said.

Witnesses said afterward, Lovera bailed from his car on foot and went into a neighboring backyard, police said.

Officers found him, and he was taken to Advocate Lutheran General Hospital in Park Ridge for injuries he suffered in the crash, police said.

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The teenage boy was taken to the same hospital.

Lovera was later charged with misdemeanor driving under the influence, leaving the scene of a motor vehicle crash, and failing to yield turning left. He is due at the Skokie Courthouse at 10:30 a.m. March 23.

Mr. Lovera was subsequently charged with misdemeanor DUI, leaving the scene of a motor vehicle crash, and failure to yield turning left. His first court date will be at the District 2 Skokie Courthouse on March 23, 2020 at 1030 AM, in room 103. Reference Niles Case # 2020-07757.

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