A press release from McHenry County State’s Attorney Lou Bianchi:
MICHAEL TATERA SENTENCED TO EIGHT YEARS IN THE ILLINOIS DEPARTMENT OF CORRECTIONS FOR THE OFFENSE OF DRIVING UNDER THE INFLUENCE OF ALCOHOL
Louis A. Bianchi, McHenry County State’s Attorney, announces that Michael Tatera, 54, of West Allis, Wisconsin was sentenced to eight years in the Illinois Department of Corrections for the offense of Driving Under the Influence of Alcohol.
On January 12, 2016, a McHenry County jury found Mr. Tatera guilty after a two day trial.
The evidence presented showed that the defendant was stopped by Spring Grove Police after being observed driving around barricades and through a closed road in downtown Spring Grove.
Once stopped, the defendant was evaluated for DUI and was arrested after showing signs of impairment. The defendant has been convicted on eight prior occasions of the offense of DUI in Wisconsin, thereby making this conviction a Class X felony.
This case was investigated by the Spring Grove Department. The case was prosecuted by Assistant State’s Attorneys John T. Gibbons and Robert Ladd.