Aggravated DUI Nets Ten Years

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


Patrick D. Kenneally, McHenry County State’s Attorney, announces that 48-year-old Raymond Puterbaugh of Silver Lake, Wisconsin, pled guilty to Aggravated Driving Under the Influence of Alcohol, a class X felony and was sentenced to ten years in the Illinois Department of Corrections.

Raymond Puterbaugh

On January 29, 2018, Puterbaugh was stopped after a police officer noticed his vehicle weaving and speeding.

Following the traffic stop, the officer noticed signs of alcohol impairment and asked Puterbaugh to perform field sobriety tests.

Puterbaugh refused field sobriety tests and following his arrest, Puterbaugh also refused to submit to a breathalyzer test.

An investigation into Puterbaugh’s background revealed that he has been convicted of a total of 9 prior violations for the offense of Driving Under the Influence in 4 different states.

Despite these repeated violations, this is Puterbaugh’s first sentence to the Department of Corrections for the offense of Driving Under the Influence.

This case was prosecuted by Assistant State’s Attorney Randi Freese. The case investigation was led Officer David Holem of the Spring Grove Police Department.


Aggravated DUI Nets Ten Years — 11 Comments

  1. Thank you McHenry County State’s Attorney Patrick D. Kenneally for protecting our county after suffering from years of shenanigans and unprofessionalism, you have brought back honor to the McHenry County State’s Attorney’s Office.

  2. Glad to see this happen…..However..this poor Sap had no idea he had a problem…hes an alki…plain and simple…alcoholism is disease that tells your mind you’re ok….I would have liked to see this guy sentenced to mandatory counseling and treatment….

    Then on another note…since a drug dealer can be charged with a homicide in the event of a drug death…how about sentencing bar/liquor store owners and bartenders when well you know the rest…………….

  3. I probably should have wrote…” there but for the grace of God go I”

  4. Yes, alcoholism is a disease but the choice to drink is one thing and the choice to drive another.
    Many poor souls cannot stop drinking but they don’t drive.

  5. Latino guy gets DUI. Commenters: “Kick his illegal brown butt back over the WALL!!”

    White guy gets DUI. Commenters: “This poor Sap had no idea he had a problem.”

  6. No, I specifically said: “a flaming catapult launch over the Rio Grande, televised for my amusement”.

  7. That’s why all sunshine commenters on this sunshine blog must take a stand against the destruction of the American way of life all these immigrants are bringing to our great nation. In all, please remember America is the greatest country in the United States…Say that again? Was it a White guy? Naaaaahhh, This must be fake news…tic, tock, tic, tock, tic, tock, tic, tock…

  8. Hey Angel Llavona, go tic, tock, tic, tock, tic, tock, tic, tock yourself.

  9. Hmmm?

    He didn’t take the breathalyzer and entered a guilty plea.

    So warrants to get blood alcohol are totally necessary … said no one ever?

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