A St. Charles Township man has been sent to prison for striking a child with his pickup truck that he was prohibited from driving in May and then fleeing the scene without reporting the crash.
Kane County Circuit Judge Donald M. Tegeler, Jr., on Wednesday (Dec. 18, 2019) sentenced 42-year-old Brian J. Quartuccio to six years of imprisonment in the Illinois Department of Corrections.
On Oct. 3, 2019, Quartuccio pleaded guilty to the offenses of failure to report an accident with injuries, a Class 2 felony, and driving while license revoked, a Class 4 felony. In addition, Quartuccio acknowledged that by committing the offenses he violated terms of a sentence of probation for a 2017 offense of driving while license revoked.
At about 1 p.m. May 12, the victim, a 7-year-old child, was riding her bicycle south on Illinois Avenue in the Valley View portion of unincorporated St. Charles Township, when Quartuccio, driving a 2003 black Dodge Ram pickup truck, struck the victim, causing injuries to the victim.
Quartuccio failed to stop and provide aid to the victim, and instead fled the scene. He also failed to report the crash.
Quartuccio’s driver’s license was revoked at the time because of a prior DUI offense. In addition, Quartuccio was serving two sentences of probation for a prior felony offense of driving while license revoked. In total, Quartuccio has been found guilty of DWLR seven times and DUI three times.
The sentence is six years for the failure to report offense, six years for DWLR offense, and six years for the 2017 DWLR offense, for which he had previously been sentenced to probation. The terms are to be served concurrently.
According to Illinois law, Quartuccio is eligible for day-for-day sentencing. He receives credit for 19 days served in the Kane County jail.
Kane County State’s Attorney Joe McMahon thanked the Kane County Sheriff’s Office for its work on this case as well as Assistant State’s Attorney Joseph Cullen, who prosecuted the case.
“Mr. Quartuccio has made a habit of ignoring the law and doing as he pleases,” McMahon said. “His selfishness nearly cost a little girl her life this time. I hope he understands that it’s time for him to grow up.”
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