A Gurnee man convicted of driving away from a traffic stop in McHenry County and running over a police officer’s foot and leg, causing injury, has been sentenced to seven days in jail.
Warren H. Choe, 51, of the 5600 block of Notting Hill Road in Gurnee, was indicted on charges of aggravated reckless driving causing bodily harm, aggravated battery of a peace officer and resisting a peace officer.
A grand jury indictment alleged Choe caused bodily harm to a police lieutenant during a traffic stop on August 17, 2019, in Bull Valley.
Choe drove away from the traffic stop and over the foot and leg of the police officer, causing him to suffer severe pain and bruising, the indictment said.
An arrest warrant was issued for Choe’s arrest at the end of August 2019 and he was taken into custody days later.
Prosecutors later dismissed the charge of aggravated battery of a peace officer.
McHenry County Judge Robert Wilbrandt found Choe guilty of aggravated reckless driving causing bodily harm, a Class 4 felony, and resisting a peace officer, a Class 4 felony, on October 14.
Wilbrandt sentenced Choe to seven days in the McHenry County Jail during a sentencing hearing on Friday.
He was also sentenced to 50 hours of public service and 18 months of probation.
According to the sentencing order, Choe must undergo anger management treatment and pay $3,800 in court fees and fines.