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Patrick KenneallyWelcome to the website for the McHenry County State’s Attorney’s Office.  It is the honor of a lifetime to represent the hardworking people of McHenry County as their State’s Attorney.

The McHenry County State’s Attorney's Office is a public trust, it belongs to and is paid for by you the People.  My job is to ensure that it is working on your behalf. It is further my job to uphold your confidence in our Office and the justice system.  To do this, our daily goal is to be the most effective, ethical, and efficient state’s attorney’s office in the State.

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Michael Smith Sentenced to 12 Years in the Department of Corrections for Aggravated Driving Under the Influence of Alcohol and Driving on a Revoked License

Post Date:02/13/2018 8:19 AM

PRESS RELEASE

February 9, 2018

MICHAEL SMITH SENTENCED TO 12 YEARS IN THE DEPARTMENT OF CORRECTIONS FOR AGGRAVATED DRIVING UNDER THE INFLUENCE OF ALCOHOL AND DRIVING ON A REVOKED LICENSE

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE:

Patrick D. Kenneally, McHenry County State’s Attorney, announces that 49-year-old Michael E. Smith of Island Lake, was sentenced to 12 years in the department of corrections for the offenses of aggravated driving under the influence of alcohol and driving on a revoked license.

On November 2, 2014, the defendant went to the Twisted Moose Bar in McHenry and consumed ten beers and ten shots of liquor. The defendant then left and drove his Ford Ranger in the wrong lane of traffic on river road and collided with a Dodge Neon containing 4 teenage occupants. Two of the teenagers in the Dodge Neon suffered great bodily injury as a result of the crash. The defendant later submitted to chemical testing, which revealed his blood alcohol level was .225. The defendant’s driving privileges have previously been revoked and he has 3 prior violations for driving under the influence of alcohol.

This case was investigated by the McHenry County Sheriff’s Department and prosecuted by Assistant State’s Attorney Michael Combs and Judy Shammo.

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