A Wisconsin man with 10 DUI convictions has been sentenced to 10 years in prison after his last DUI arrest in Spring Grove, prosecutors said.
The McHenry County State’s Attorney’s Office said that Raymond A. Puterbaugh, 48, of Silver Lake, Wisconsin, pled guilty to aggravated driving under the influence of alcohol and was sentenced to ten years in the Illinois Department of Corrections.
In January, Puterbaugh was stopped after a Spring Grove police officer noticed his vehicle weaving and speeding, prosecutors said. The police officer noticed signs of alcohol impairment and asked Puterbaugh to perform field sobriety tests. Puterbaugh refused field sobriety tests along with a breathalyzer test, prosecutors added.
“An investigation into Puterbaugh’s background revealed that he has been convicted of a total of 9 prior violations for the offense of Driving Under the Influence in 4 different states. Despite these repeated violations, this is Puterbaugh’s first sentence to the Department of Corrections for the offense of Driving Under the Influence,” the McHenry County State’s Attorney’s Office said.
This case was prosecuted by Assistant State’s Attorney Randi Freese and the case investigation was led by Officer David Holem of the Spring Grove Police Department.