An Aurora man has pleaded guilty for a 2019 DUI crash that occurred when his blood-alcohol concentration was 4½ times Illinois’ legal limit.
John C. Lundy on Feb. 28, 2020, agreed to a sentence of five years of imprisonment in the Illinois Department of Corrections in exchange for a guilty plea to the offense of aggravated DUI, a Class 2 felony.
Kane County Associate Judge David P. Kliment accepted the plea.
Kane County Assistant State’s Attorney Margaret O’Brien stated in court that at about 8:45 p.m. March 25, 2019, Lundy was driving north on North Lake Street approaching West Park Avenue when he came upon an Aurora police vehicle that was stopped blocking both northbound lanes, its emergency lights activated, as part of an unrelated investigation.
Lundy failed to stop and struck the rear passenger side of the squad car. Lundy drove on, eventually stopping. Two Aurora police officers placed him under arrest. Lundy’s blood-alcohol concentration was .360 percent.
Lundy was charged with DUI in 1990, 1991 (twice) and 1999. In addition Lundy has been convicted twice for driving on a revoked license.
In addition, Lundy must pay $6,095 in restitution to the Aurora Police Department for damage to the police vehicle.
In accordance with Illinois law, Lundy is eligible for day-for-day sentencing. Lundy receives credit for 457 days served in the Kane County jail.
Kane County State’s Attorney Joe McMahon said:
“Mr. Lundy’s decision to drive while he was highly intoxicated put a lot of people at risk and could well have killed someone. This prison sentence makes our streets a little safer for the next few years. My thanks to ASA O’Brien and the Aurora police for their excellent work.”
SOURCE: Kane County State’s Attorney’s Office news release