Man from Wonder Lake gets almost 3 years in prison after being caught drunk driving five times

After being stopped in McHenry County for his fifth DUI offence, a Wonder Lake man was given a sentence of more than three years in jail.

Brett T. Brenner, 38, of Wonder Lake’s 8900 block of West Sunset Drive, was charged with two counts of fifth-degree aggravated DUI, a Class 1 felony, two counts of aggravated DUI while operating a vehicle with a suspended or revoked licence, a Class 4 felony, and one count of operating a vehicle with a suspended or revoked licence, a Class A misdemeanour.

According to court documents, Brenner’s 2002 Chevrolet was pulled over by McHenry County sheriff’s deputies early on September 21, 2020.

At Wonder Lake Drive and Hancock Drive, there was a halt.

Brenner, who acknowledged to drinking all day, gave out a “strong odour” of alcohol to deputies, according to court filings.

Brenner’s blood alcohol level was 0.242, which is more than three times the legal limit, according to the test results.

Brenner had previously been charged with four DUI offences, according to a grand jury indictment.

Both in Wisconsin and McHenry County in 2004, and once more in McHenry County in 2008, the offences took place. The fourth infraction happened in Saint Joseph, Michigan, in 2011.

Brenner and the McHenry County State’s Attorney’s Office have reached a plea agreement.

The rest of his charges were dropped in return for his guilty plea to an amended count of Class 2 felony aggravating driving under the influence.

Brenner was given a sentence of three years and six months in the Illinois Department of Corrections on Wednesday by McHenry County Judge James Cowlin.

Additionally, Brenner was mandated to pay $2,034 in court fines and costs.

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