Conviction on Fifth DUI

From the State’s Attorney:


Patrick D. Kenneally, McHenry County State’s Attorney, announces that on April 9, 2024, Paul C. Altmann, of Genoa City, Wisconsin, was found guilty of the offense of Driving Under the Influence of Alcohol after a jury trial. 

Evidence at trial showed that on May 2, 2022, at approximately 12:45 AM, Officer Sears, formerly of the Richmond Police Department, initiated a traffic stop on a vehicle that was speeding through downtown Richmond. 

Officer Sears made contact with the driver, Paul Altmann, and smelled the odor of alcohol coming from him. 

He further observed that Altmann was not responding appropriately to his questions. 

Officer Sears requested that Altmann perform field sobriety tests, and Altmann agreed. 

Officer Sears observed indicators of alcohol consumption as well as indicators of impairment, specifically on the walk and turn test and the one leg stand test. 

Altmann was placed under arrest, and backseat squad video showed Altmann telling officers that they are parasites wreaking havoc on personal rights.  

Records from the Secretary of State show that Altmann has 4 prior DUI violations. 

Based on these prior violations, Altmann faces between 4-15 years in the Illinois Department of Corrections. 

Altmann will be sentenced by the Honorable Mark Gerhardt on May 30, 2024.

This case was investigated by Officer Sears, now with the Pingree Grove Police Department.

This case was prosecuted by Assistant State’s Attorneys Maria Marek and Matthew Brodersen.


Conviction on Fifth DUI — 8 Comments

  1. And texters while driving roam free with no threat of years in prison. Nice.

  2. The law isn’t about ‘alcohol’ at all.

    It regulates ethanol only. Go look it up!

    Nothing about methanol.

    Or isopropanol.

  3. Not a fan of drunk drivers, but the guy did have a valid point about public employees being parasites.

    If it were up to me, no one on the dole would be allowed to vote, and that includes both welfare recipients and civil servants.

  4. “Officer Sears made contact with the driver, Paul Altmann, and smelled the odor of alcohol coming from him.”

    Well, since ethanol has no odor whatsoever, if he smelled anything at all, it would be the carrier of the alcohol.

    Keystone Kop inaccuracy No1

  5. Don’t forget the other professional victims group AAIM toilet bowl.

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