A drunk driver who was more than four times over the legal limit when he crashed into a Woodstock business, seriously injuring a female customer inside, has been sentenced to 90 days in jail.
Jose L. Urbina, 35, of the 300 block of Ridgeland Avenue West in Woodstock, was charged with aggravated driving under the influence on a suspended license, aggravated driving under the influence causing a bodily harm accident and two counts of driving under the influence of alcohol.
The Woodstock Fire/Rescue District and Woodstock Police Department responded on May 14, 2021, to the Woodstock Food Mart, 1013 North Route 47 in Woodstock.
Dispatchers received a call of a single-vehicle crash with injuries and a report of a person trapped, according to the Woodstock Fire/Rescue District.
Firefighters arrived and found a blue 2014 Buick SUV, driven by Urbina, that had crashed into the convenience store, heavily damaging the storefront.
Fire crews quickly assessed the scene and located an injured female patron inside the store amongst the rubble, fire officials said at the time.
The female victim was airlifted by a LifeNet medical helicopter to Advocate Condell Medical Center in Libertyville in serious condition.
Urbina was the only person in the car. He was uninjured in the crash and declined medical attention at the scene.
Police officers arrested him at the scene and transported him to the McHenry County Jail.
A criminal complaint filed in McHenry County Circuit Court said that Urbina was driving under the influence of alcohol at the time of the crash.
He was also driving on a driver’s license that was suspended due to a previous DUI case, the complaint said, adding that the female victim sustained great bodily harm.
A law enforcement report filed in court said that Urbina submitted to blood alcohol content testing. He blew an alcohol concentration of 0.323, which is over four times the legal limit of 0.08.
The reporting officer said that Urbina displayed confusion at the scene, had bloodshot glassy eyes and failed field testing.
On Wednesday, Urbina pleaded guilty to aggravated driving under the influence causing an accident, a Class 4 felony, and driving on a suspended license third offense, a Class 4 felony.
Prosecutors dismissed Urbina’s other charges as a result of the plea deal, court records show.
McHenry County Judge Robert Wilbrandt approved the deal and sentenced Urbina to 180 days in jail with the sentence being served at 50%.
Urbina received credit for time already served in the McHenry County Jail awaiting his case.
With the 105 days of credit, Urbina’s 90-day sentence is considered served.
Wilbrandt also ordered Urbina to serve 30 months of probation, attend a victim impact panel and complete a high-risk driving under the influence program.
In sentencing Urbina, Wilbrandt noted in his sentencing order that the man’s conduct was the result of “circumstances unlikely to recur” and his character indicates he is “unlikely to commit another crime.”
Urbina will also be required to pay $4,032 in court fines and fees.