Road Rage Dispute at Cary Walgreens Leads to Three-Year Sentence

A press release from the McHenry County State’s Attorney’s Office:


Louis A. Bianchi, McHenry County State’s Attorney, announces today that Michael Rohn, 24, of Cary, was sentenced to three years in the Illinois Department of Corrections for the offense of Aggravated Battery with a Deadly Weapon. Michael Rohn was found guilty of this offense by way of jury trial on June 9, 2011

In the early morning hours of October 16, 2010, Michael W. Rohn became involved in a verbal argument with Jeremy Sojka, 21, of Cary.

The verbal argument began when Michael Rohn believed that he had been the recipient of a hand gesture while he was driving a Jeep Wrangler behind the vehicle Mr. Sojka was a passenger in.

Michael Rohn followed the other vehicle into a parking lot behind a Walgreens on Northwest Highway in Cary.

Mr. Sojka exited his vehicle to speak with Mr. Rohn while Mr. Rohn was in the driver’s seat of his Jeep Wrangler.

After words were exchanged, a physical altercation ensued between Mr. Sojka and Mr. Rohn through Mr. Rohn’s driver’s side window.

Ultimately, Mr. Rohn put his Jeep in reverse, backed up, and then drove forward striking Mr. Sojka. Mr. Rohn again put his vehicle in reverse, and as Mr. Sojka was staggering away, Mr. Rohn put his vehicle in drive, aimed at Mr. Sojka, and drove over Mr. Sojka with the Jeep.

Rather than exiting the parking lot through the exit, Mr. Rohn drove through a nearby park before reentering a roadway.

Mr. Sojka required extensive medical treatment to treat him for his injuries, which included a broken pelvis and a lacerated liver.

This case was investigated by Det. Susan Ellis of the Cary Police Department and, and was prosecuted by Sharyl Eisenstein and Ryan Blackney of the McHenry County State’s Attorney’s Office.

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