One of the hallmarks of McHenry County State’s Attorney Lou Bianchi’s time in office has been vigorous prosecution of those who drink and drive. Here’s the latest sentence, this time of a motorcyclist:
MAN SENTENCED TO THREE YEARS
IN THE DEPARTMENT OF CORRECTIONS
FOR FOURTH DUI
Louis A. Bianchi, McHenry County State’s Attorney, announces that Dale Frohling, of Ringwood, Illinois, was sentenced to three (3) years in the Department of Corrections on December 14, 2010 for the offense of Aggravated Driving Under the Influence.
Dale Frohling was previously found guilty by a jury on September 29, 2010.
The evidence at trial revealed that the defendant had been gulping beer minutes before getting on his motorcycle to go for a ride.
The evidence showed that the defendant was unable to navigate a simple curve and crashed into some bushes and a tree off the roadway.
Defendant was transported to the hospital for treatment following the crash.
A forensic toxicologist testified that the defendant’s blood alcohol level was between .117 and .149 at the time of the crash. The presumptive level of intoxication in Illinois is .08.
This was the defendant’s fourth violation of the DUI statute.
This case was investigated by Deputy Jazak of the McHenry County Sheriff’s Department and prosecuted for the State by Assistant State’s Attorneys Sharyl Eisenstein and Ryan Blackney.