Michael Smith Sentenced to 12 Years in the Department of Corrections

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.

Michael E Smith

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The defendant’s driving privileges have previously been revoked and he has 3 prior violations for driving under the influence of alcohol.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.


Michael Smith Sentenced to 12 Years in the Department of Corrections — 7 Comments

  1. It is a real honor to have a State’s Attorney that takes his responsibilities seriously, not like the past clown.

    Excellent Job McHenry County State’s Attorney Patrick Kenneally!

  2. 10 beers and 10 shots in one bar in one night with 3 prior violations – holy $#%t.

  3. @Eric C Fact check:

    Not to take anything away from this conviction by Kenneally’s office, but you DO realize, don’t you, that 1) the charges against this idiot, Smith, were filed when “the past clown” was state’s attorney, and 2) that Kenneally was the handpicked successor to “the past clown.”

    How about we just agree that Smith was wrong, was properly charged, and received a sentence which may, or may not, deter others and let it go at that.

    I see no reason for anyone to be beating their chest and taking bows (or slinging mud). Everyone did their job, the system worked. Next case!

  4. @JohnWhine:

    “Kenneally was the handpicked successor to “the past clown.”

    I am well aware of this fact, and all I can say is one right choice does not excuse the past years of shenanigans, and failing to take their job seriously.
    Next case!

  5. Thank you JohnWhine for the accurate history lesson.

    The Packrat would have been at the bar pouring the shots and trying to pickup the waitress.

  6. To bad the prosecutor made a mistake and sentenced him twice for the same thing and judge prathers went along with it and then had to vacate his sentence.

    Have you ever heard of her sentencing anyone that hard of a sentence.

    No I don’t think so.

    Look up her last conviction for the same or worse than Smith and see what they got.

    I SMELL somethings not right about how the whole case was handled.

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