Bianchi’s Office Continues Crack Down on Drunk Drivers

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.


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