A McHenry man who was convicted of his eighth offense of driving on a suspended or revoked license has been sentenced to 30 days in jail.
Ismael M. Rodriguez, 56, of the 2900 block of North Richmond Road in McHenry, was charged with driving while license revoked with 4-9 previous convictions, a Class 4 felony.
Court documents show Rodriguez was arrested on December 16, 2020, by officers with the McHenry Police Department.
Rodriguez was stopped while driving a 2008 Chevrolet Equinox near Richmond and Elm Street in McHenry, according to a criminal complaint.
Rodriguez gave officers a driver’s license that showed in the state’s database as valid, however, officers learned Rodriguez already had another driver’s license in his name that was revoked, the complaint said.
Court documents show Rodriguez’s license was revoked for driving under the influence of alcohol or drugs.
At the time of the traffic stop, Rodriguez had been convicted seven different times for driving on a suspended or revoked license in Lake County and McHenry County since the early 1990s.
On Wednesday, Rodriguez pleaded guilty to a lesser amended charge of driving while license revoked with three previous convictions, a Class 4 felony.
McHenry County Judge Michael Coppedge approved the negotiated plea deal and sentenced Rodriguez to 30 days in the McHenry County Jail.
Rodriguez will also be required to pay $1,749 in court fines and fees and will be on probation for two years.