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Man with 9 prior DUIs sentenced to 11 years for drunk driving crash in Algonquin

Jamie A. Beck, 50, of Spring Grove.

A man with nine prior driving under the influence charges has been sentenced to 11 years in prison after a drunk driving motorcycle crash in Algonquin in March.

The McHenry County State’s Attorney’s Office said that Jamie A. Beck, 50, of Spring Grove, pleaded guilty to aggravated driving under the influence.

He was sentenced to 11 years in the Illinois Department of Corrections by Judge Michael Coppedge.

Algonquin police responded to the Shell Gas Station, 2 North Main Street in Algonquin, on March 17 after Beck crashed his motorcycle in the parking lot.

Police conducted field sobriety tests on Beck and discovered he had a blood alcohol content of .253, which is three times over the legal limit in Illinois.

McHenry County State’s Attorney Patrick D. Kenneally said that Beck had nine prior violations of driving under the influence.

The case was investigated by the Algonquin Police Department and prosecuted by Susanne Groebner of the McHenry County State’s Attorney’s Office.


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