Drunk Driver Gets Four Years

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


Louis A. Bianchi, McHenry County State’s Attorney announces that on March 27, 2012, Defendant, Sandra Brazlawski was sentenced to four years in the Illinois Department of Corrections for the offense of Aggravated Driving Under the Influence of Alcohol.

The Defendant was arrested by the McHenry Police Department for DUI in July 3, 2011.

Further investigation into her driving history revealed multiple prior convictions for Driving Under the Influence of Alcohol under two different names.

The case was investigated by Officer Harris of the McHenry Police Department and prosecuted by Assistant State’s Attorney David Johnston.


Drunk Driver Gets Four Years — 6 Comments

  1. I’m all for keeping the roads safe, but (assuming the aggravating factor is the three priors, not something like vehicular manslaughter) this is an insanely harsh punishment for straight DUI.

    Was she pro se and the ASA decided to rail her?

    How can Bianchi be proud of this?

  2. JD she made a choice to drive intoxicated (and be arrested 4 times) and probably dozens of times that she made it home without being arrested.

    What would you have the courts do? Wait until she kills someone?

    I say bravo to courts and SA’s office.

  3. A long prison sentence is NOT the answer especially considering our state prisons are overcrowded and our state’s budget is cutting prison funding.

    Why are we not utilizing alcohol bracelets and treatment?

    If this woman has children we just added them to the system, too.

    I agree with JD, obviously this offender needs help overcoming an addiction.

    Not something LB should be proud of but you know it is an election year and this case will become another statistical notch in the belt.

  4. I am actually related to this woman.

    She has a long standing history of alcohol addiction and has failed at attempts in recovering.

    Unfortunatly there is little to help her out in regards of rehabilitation, but from what I have seen as results is AA could help.

    It takes good sponsors to follow up but it has to be a choice on her part too.

    She has no children but three step daughters who are grown.

    I have urged her to seek out AA while she is serving her sentence but up to this point she has not sought out that venue.

    I fear a repeat performance upon her release unless there is some intervention.

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