A man who fled the scene of a drunk driving crash that seriously injured his passenger in Fox River Grove has been sentenced to 135 days in jail.
Daniel J. Richmeier, 28, of the 200 block of Circle Road in Fox River Grove, was indicted on five counts of aggravated driving under the influence, leaving the scene of a personal injury accident, failure to give information and render aid, failure to drive on the right side of the roadway and failure to reduce speed to avoid an accident.
A criminal complaint said that Richmeier drove while under the influence of alcohol on June 28, 2019.
The complaint said that Richmeier was speeding, lost control and crashed in the 700 block of Barberry Trail in Fox River Grove
Fox River Grove Police Chief Eric Waitrovich previously said that one of the three passengers in the car was ejected during the crash.
The ejected female passenger was seriously injured and had to be flown to Advocate Condell Medical Center in Libertyville.
Richmeier ran away from the scene and did not call 911, the complaint said. Police later located Richmeier.
He was charged in September 2019 after blood test results confirmed he was under the influence of alcohol at the time of the crash.
Court records show Richmeier entered into a negotiated plea deal with the McHenry County State’s Attorney’s Office.
Richmeier pleaded guilty to one count of aggravated driving under the influence causing bodily harm, a Class 4 felony.
In exchange, prosecutors dismissed all of his other charges.
McHenry County Judge Michael Coppedge approved the plea deal on Thursday and sentenced Richmeier to 180 days in jail with 45 days of credit for time already served.
Richmeier was also sentenced to 30 months of probation. He will be required to pay $16,259 in restitution to the victim and $3,659 in court fines and fees.
Richmeier will be required to undergo a substance abuse evaluation and follow all recommend treatment, Coppedge said in the sentencing order.
Richmeier is serving his sentence in the McHenry County Jail and is scheduled to be released on May 13.