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Crystal Lake man gets 6 years in prison for DUI crash that left teen seriously injured

Geu Geron-Borjas, 48, of Crystal Lake.

A Crystal Lake man was sentenced to six years in prison for DUI after he crashed head-on into another vehicle, seriously injuring a teenager in Woodstock.

Geu Geron-Borjas, 48, of Crystal Lake, pleaded guilty on Thursday to aggravated driving under the influence.

McHenry County Judge Robert Wilbrandt accepted the plea and sentenced the man to six years in the Illinois Department of Corrections.

Prosecutors said that Geron-Borjas drove his Dodge Charger into the wrong lane of traffic on Route 47 in Woodstock on June 1, 2019.

The Dodge collided with a Chevrolet Express van carrying teenagers. One of the teens suffered serious injuries as a result of the crash.

Geron-Borjas submitted to chemical testing, which revealed his blood alcohol content was 0.148.

Geron-Borjas driving privileges had previously been revoked and he has two prior violations for driving under the influence of alcohol.

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Prosecutors said that Geron-Borjas must serve at least 85% of his sentence under truth-in-sentencing guidelines.

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

Geron-Borjas remains held in the McHenry County jail while he awaits transfer to a state prison facility.


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