Motorcyclist recovering, faces DUI charge

HARVARD – A Garden Prairie man injured in a motorcycle crash Saturday was listed in good condition Monday at Rockford Memorial Hospital.

The motorcyclist, John Jarling, 57, was charged with driving under the influence and unlawful possession of a weapon because he had brass knuckles, Undersheriff Andrew Zinke said.

The crash happened about 10:50 p.m. on Flat Iron Road near Streit Road. Jarling, who was riding alone, was thrown about 30 feet and suffered serious injuries, Zinke said.

No other vehicles were involved in the crash. It was unclear whether Jarling had been wearing a helmet.

– Sarah Sutschek