McHenry County State’s Attorney Lou Bianchi continued his efforts to keep drunk drivers off the road…for a long time.
The press release below says Assistant Ryan Blackney requested 12-15 years for Steven St. John. The judge sentenced him to seven for his 7th offense.
SEVEN TIME DUI OFFENDER SENTENCED TO 7 YEARS IN THE ILLINOIS DEPARTMENT OF CORRECTIONS
Louis A. Bianchi, McHenry County State’s Attorney, is pleased to announce that Defendant Steven St. John was sentenced to 7 years in the Illinois Department of Corrections today following a conviction for his 7th DUI offense.
St. John was found guilty of the Class X DUI after a three day jury trial prosecuted by Assistant State’s Attorneys Ryan Blackney and Simeon Kim.
On the night of his arrest, the defendant was observed leaving a Crystal Lake tavern and entering his vehicle. While operating his vehicle, he then repeatedly collided with a parked vehicle.
Law enforcement subsequently detained him and then and charged him with driving under the influence of alcohol.
The defendant faced a mandatory minimum sentence of 6 years in the Illinois Department of Corrections with a maximum range of 30 years.
Assistant State’s Attorney Ryan Blackney asked the Court to sentence the defendant to a prison term of 12-15 years.