Twelve Years for Fifth DUI

From the McHenry County State’s Attorney:


Patrick D. Kenneally, McHenry County State’s Attorney, announces that Mathew Berry, 44, of Harvard, Illinois was sentenced to twelve years total in the Illinois Department of Corrections by Honorable Judge Robert Wilbrandt after pleading to two charges of aggravated driving under the influence.

Mathew Berry

On May 10, 2019, Berry was charged with driving under the influence of alcohol in Harvard, Illinois.

He pled guilty on February 26, 2020 but was released on bond pending sentencing.

On April 24, 2021, Berry caused a traffic accident in Lake in the Hills, Illinois.

Nobody was injured in the accident. Officers located Berry nearby and determined that he was under the influence of alcohol.

Berry was found guilty of, or pled guilty to, driving under the influence on four prior occasions.

Berry was sentenced to six years in the Illinois Department of Corrections in both cases.

The sentences must be served consecutively, because the latter offense was committed while Berry was released on bond for the earlier offense.

These cases were investigated by the Harvard Police Department and the Lake in the Hills Police Department.

These cases were prosecuted by Assistant State’s Attorney Brian Miller of the McHenry County State’s Attorney’s Office.


Twelve Years for Fifth DUI — 6 Comments

  1. How about all the illegals on their 6,7, 8 and 9th DUIs, even after they kill or seriously and permanently injure?

    Why the double standard?

    Ok, this guy should be jailed but there are many worse!

  2. Kane statistics show that over 90% of the probationers are illegals.

    The tax payers are paying for a burden that should not be allowed.

  3. I first ran into Matt when he came into an AA Meeting over 30 years ago been in some kind of contact with him since then…

    he had plenty of meeting and support to keep from drinking but he was a smart ass that always knew better…

    this is so unfortunate because he had great parents,

    Mom Is still alive Matt leaves a child or maybe more behind………..

    not drinking he is a nice person…

  4. I used to see him in Harvard area bars back in the days that I frequented them.

    He was a real Dr Jekyll and Mr Hyde type.

    He’d be fine until he had one drink too many and then a switch would flip in his head and he’d be ten feet tall and bulletproof.

    It’s a shame that it’s going to take years in prison to get him to stop drinking.

    There has to be a better way, but I sure don’t know what it is.

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