A Palatine, Illinois man has been sentenced to two years in prison for aggravated driving under the influence. The 35-year-old man was involved in an accident in November when he was found unconscious behind the wheel of his vehicle that had collided with two parked cars. He could potentially only serve one year in prison due to the guidelines on sentencing, but would be on parole for an additional year after he is released from prison.
In 2003, the same driver caused an accident that claimed the life of a 17-year-old girl. The 35-year-old collided with the teens’ vehicle after he drove into oncoming traffic in Kane County, Illinois. The girl was a high school senior at Larkin High School at the time of the accident. The man was found guilty of drunken driving and driving on a suspended license. He served five years in prison for that crash.
The personal injury attorneys at Meyerkord & Kurth are experienced with drunk driving accident cases, and can help you or someone you know who has been injured or killed in an accident. Our personal injury attorneys are licensed in Missouri and Illinois. We have logged thousands of hours on the phone with insurance companies and recovered millions of dollars for medical bills, pain and suffering, and property damage. We have over 95 years of combined experience. Please contact us at (314) 300-3000 or (800) 391-4318 for a no-obligation assessment of your DUI accident case.