A press release from the McHenry County State’s Attorney:
RAYMOND PUTERBAUGH SENTENCED TO TEN YEARS IN THE ILLINOIS DEPARTMENT OF CORRECTIONS FOR THE OFFENSE OF AGGRAVATED DRIVING UNDER THE INFLUENCE
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.
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.