A press release from the McHenry County State’s Attorney’s Office:
ASSISTANT STATE’S ATTORNEY DAVID METNICK NOMINATED TO RECEIVE AWARD AT MADD’S 2014 HEROES BANQUET
Louis A. Bianchi, McHenry County State’s Attorney, announces that Assistant State’s Attorney David Metnick has been nominated and selected as part of an elite group of individuals to receive MADD’s 2014 Heroes Award based upon his accomplishments in helping to eliminate drunk driving.
Metnick has successfully prosecuted numerous DUI cases throughout his career with the State’s Attorney’s office. The Heroes Award is in part due to Metnick’s successesin several high profile felony DUI cases over this past year.
Scott Hirschey, 50, of Crystal Lake was sentenced to two years in the Illinois Department of Corrections for Aggravated DUI charges stemming from his 2012 arrest.
William Depner, 62, formerly of McHenry, is awaiting sentencing for his February 2013 Aggravated DUI. Depner faces between five and ten years in prison. Hirschey and Depner both had previous convictions for DUIs causingfatal traffic crashes.
In addition, Metnick successfully prosecuted DUI charges against Joshua Hachmeister, 34, of Wonder Lake resulting in a sentence of 5 1/2 years in prison following a jury trial in May of this year.
Most recently, Metnick sent Jason Bowling, 33, of Harvard to the Illinois Department of Corrections for 26 months. Bowling was operating a motorcycle under the influence of alcohol while his nine year old son was a passenger.
The 2014 MADD Heroes Banquet will be held on Saturday, September 6, 2014 at the Hilton Garden in Springfield, Illinois.