A Winnebago man faces charges for driving drunk and illegally carrying a gun.
On Sunday, August 26, 2018 shortly after 2 a.m., Rockford Police officers responded to a call of disorderly conduct at the McDonald’s in the 3200 block of 11th Street. Upon arrival, they learned 60-year-old William Akre had been yelling at another driver while in the drive thru at the restaurant. Officers saw signs of impairment and conducted field sobriety tests. Officers also located a loaded firearm in the center console of Akre’s car. He did not have a valid concealed carry permit.
The Winnebago County State’s Attorney’s office reviewed the case and authorized the listed charges against Akre: Driving Under the Influence (alcohol), Aggravated Unlawful Use of Weapon
Akre was lodged in the Winnebago County Jail. The charges against Akre are merely accusations. He is considered innocent until proven guilty in court.