3 Adults Charged in Separate Incidents of Driving Drunk With Children in Car

3 Adults Charged in Separate Incidents of Driving Drunk With Children in Car

The Kane County State’s Attorney’s Office is prosecuting three cases in which adult drivers are charged with aggravated DUI for allegedly driving drunk with children in their vehicles.

The SAO Facebook page shows three incidents — all within a two-day period — in which young children reportedly were put in danger because the adult driver was intoxicated.

Aurora Woman Charged With DUI, After Crash With 2 Child Passengers

March 31, 2020

Kane County State’s Attorney Joe McMahon has charged 21-year-old Alexis Mata with the offenses of:

  • Four counts of Aggravated DUI, a Class 4 felony
  • Child endangerment, a Class A misdemeanor
  • Driving while license suspended, a Class A misdemeanor

Alexis Mata

Kane County prosecutors allege that at about 10:30 p.m. March 29, 2020, Mata was driving a vehicle that struck another vehicle in the 600 block of Hankes Avenue in Aurora.

When interviewed by Aurora police, Mata allegedly showed signs of alcoholic impairment.

Mata’s driver’s license was suspended, and her vehicle was not insured. Two children were riding in the car with her.

Mata appeared March 31 in Kane County bond court. A Kane County judge set Mata’s bail at $15,000, and released her from custody on her promise to appear in court.

The judge set Mata’s next court appearance for 9 a.m. May 21, 2020, in Courtroom 217 at the Kane County Judicial Center.

The charges against Mata are not proof of guilt. Mata is presumed innocent and is entitled to a fair trial in which it is the state’s burden to prove her guilt beyond a reasonable doubt.

Aurora Man Charged With DUI After Crashing in North Aurora; 3 Children in Vehicle

March 31, 2020

Kane County State’s Attorney Joe McMahon has charged 40-year-old Waldemar Montalvo, Jr., with the offenses of:

  • Aggravated DUI, a Class 2 felony
  • Aggravated DUI, a Class 4 felony
  • Aggravated assault of a police officer, a Class 4 felony

Waldemar Montalvo

Kane County prosecutors allege that just before midnight March 27, 2020, Montalvo was driving a Chevrolet Malibu that crashed on Miller Drive in North Aurora.

When interviewed by police, Montalvo allegedly displayed signs of alcohol impairment, became combative and intentionally spat at officers several times after claiming to possibly be infected with the coronavirus.

Three young children were in Montalvo’s car when the crash occurred. Montalvo’s driver’s license was suspended at the time for a prior DUI offense.

Montalvo appeared March 28, 2020, in Kane County bond court. A Kane County judge set Montalvo’s bail at $50,000, and released him on his promise to appear in court.

The judge set Montalvo’s next court appearance for 9 a.m. May 7, 2020, in Courtroom 313 at the Kane County Judicial Center.

The charges against Montalvo are not proof of guilt. Montalvo is presumed innocent and is entitled to a fair trial in which it is the state’s burden to prove his guilt beyond a reasonable doubt.

Aurora Woman Driving With Child in Car Faces DUI Charges

Kane County State’s Attorney Joe McMahon has charged 33-year-old Alma G. Manzo with four counts of aggravated DUI, a Class 4 felony.

Alma G. Manzo

Kane County prosecutors allege that just before midnight March 28, 2020, the Nissan Pathfinder Manzo was driving struck a parked vehicle near the intersection of Claim and Union streets in Aurora. When stopped by police, Manzo displayed multiple signs of intoxication.

In addition, a young child was in Manzo’s car at the time. Manzo’s license was suspended, and she had no insurance.

Manzo appeared March 29, 2020, in Kane County bond court. A Kane County judge set Manzo’s bail at $25,000 and released her from custody on her promise to appear in court. As conditions of bond, Manzo is prohibited from driving and from consuming alcohol.

The judge set Manzo’s next court appearance for 9 a.m. May 20, 2020, in Courtroom 313 at the Kane County Judicial Center.

The charges against Manzo are not proof of guilt. Manzo is presumed innocent and is entitled to a fair trial in which it is the state’s burden to prove her guilt beyond a reasonable doubt.

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