Still another press release from the McHenry County State’s Attorney telling of his office’s getting significant sentences for those driving while intoxicated:
SHANNON SCHROEDER SENTENCED TO 10 YEARS IN PRISON FOR AGGRAVATED DUI CAUSING GREAT BODILY HARM
Louis A. Bianchi, McHenry County State’s Attorney, announces that Shannon Schroeder of Marengo was sentenced to 10 years in the Illinois Department of Corrections today pursuant to a negotiated plea of guilty for the offense of Aggravated DUI causing great bodily harm, a Class 4 felony with a sentencing range of between 1 to 12 years.
On September 7, 2008, Schroeder drove a motor vehicle under the influence of alcohol and crashed into another vehicle while traveling eastbound on Perkins Road in Seneca Township. Sheriff’s deputies responded to the scene and noted a strong odor of alcohol on the defendant.
Blood tests taken after the crash showed his blood alcohol level to be .159 – nearly twice the legal limit.
The crash caused serious and life threatening injuries to the driver of the other vehicle, who continues to suffer from the physical effects of the crash.
This was the defendant’s third offense for Driving Under the Influence of alcohol.
The case was investigated by Karen Groves and Alan Sabol of the McHenry County Sheriff’s Office, and prosecuted by Assistant State’s Attorneys Ryan Blackney and David Metnick.
Judge Sharon Prather imposed the sentence.