Archive for March, 2013
March 18th, 2013 at 2:19 pm
Driving under the influence can have serious consequences for both you and your family, especially when another person is injured or killed. Delia Aguila, 27, a mother of two young children, caused the deaths of two people while driving drunk and speeding, according to the Chicago Tribune. Aguila’s blood-alcohol level was twice over the legal limit and she has never earned a driver’s license. She was charged with two counts of aggravated DUI involving a death.
Police found Aguila in her truck, stuck on railroad tracks. Her SUV was badly damaged, for example, the windshield was shattered. Shards of glass were found in Aguila’s hair. She also had slurred speech and bloodshot eyes. An open bottle of liquor was on the passenger’s seat. She was taken to a hospital, where a blood test was performed showing she was clearly over the legal limit.
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March 15th, 2013 at 8:00 am
A 42 year old man from Silvis was sentenced for his 11th DUI conviction since 1992. Michael J. Pincon, originally from West Chicago, was arrested in 2012 for drunk driving in Sugar Grove Illinois.
It was on April 16th when a Kane County Forest Preserve officer noticed Pincon stop his pickup truck on the side of Bliss Road around 10 pm. The officer noted in his report that Pincon smelled heavily of alcohol and had one opened can of beer along with 11 other unopened ones. At that time, Pincon also admitted to previously drinking at a friend’s house.
Given his prolonged DUI history, Pincon was eligible for a Class X felony charge which carries a minimum sentence of 6 years and a maximum of 30. He has also been arrested 25 times for driving with a revoked or suspended license, most recently on April 16th. This crime is a class 3 felony.
Pincon pleaded guilty to one count of aggravated DUI and one count of aggravated driving with a revoked license in January. Kane County Circuit Judge John Barsanti sentenced Pincon on Thursday February 28th. Pincon will serve 10 years for driving under the influence and a concurrent sentence of 5 years for driving with a revoked license. He did receive credit for the time already served of 264 days in Kane County Jail.
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March 11th, 2013 at 8:00 am
Over a year ago, 37 year old Dean Suominen was driving his 2008 Dodge Charger on Odgen Ave in Naperville. He was driving fast at 142 mph according to the data recorder in his car. With that amount of momentum, all the car had to do was hit a curb to create a potentially fatal accident in the morning of January 10th in 2012.
The force of Suominen’s car striking the curb sent the car airborne over a parkway and then leapfrogged off of another curb right into the post of a billboard. Suominen walked away from the crash with minor injuries, whereas, his car was totaled. Naperville’s Assistant City Attorney Mike DiSanto commented that Suominen “completely annihilated his vehicle.”
When emergency vehicles responded to this accident they verified that Suominen had a blood alcohol level of .20, which is close to triple the legal limit of .08. Since making this big mistake, the man from Shorewood, Suominen has been trying to do everything right including getting therapy.
Suominen does not have a prior DUI record and was compelled to plead guilty to his first charges of misdemeanor DUI and reckless driving. Given his remorse, the judge did not sentence him to time in jail for his crimes. He was sentenced to two years of probation, 100 hours of community service, counseling, and repay damages for the accident that he caused totaling $3,000.
Being arrested for driving while intoxicated can potentially harm your future. If you have been charged with a DUI, you should seek out the help of a legal professional. Contact a knowledgeable DUI defense attorney in Naperville today.