Charges Include Aggravated DUI and Driving on a Revoked License
From the McHenry County State’s Attorney’s Office:
Patrick D. Kenneally, McHenry County State’s Attorney, announces that 49-year-old Michael E. Smith of Island Lake, was sentenced to 12 years in the department of corrections for the offenses of aggravated driving under the influence of alcohol and driving on a revoked license.
On November 2, 2014, the defendant went to the Twisted Moose Bar in McHenry and consumed ten beers and ten shots of liquor.
The defendant then left and drove his Ford Ranger in the wrong lane of traffic on river road and collided with a Dodge Neon containing 4 teenage occupants.
Two of the teenagers in the Dodge Neon suffered great bodily injury as a result of the crash.
The defendant later submitted to chemical testing, which revealed his blood alcohol level was .225.
The defendant’s driving privileges have previously been revoked and he has 3 prior violations for driving under the influence of alcohol.
This case was investigated by the McHenry County Sheriff’s Department and prosecuted by Assistant State’s Attorney Michael Combs and Judy Shammo.