A Wonder Lake man has been sentenced to more than three years in prison after he was arrested in McHenry County for driving under the influence for the fifth time.
Brett T. Brenner, 38, of the 8900 block of West Sunset Drive in Wonder Lake, was indicted on two counts of aggravated driving under the influence fifth offense, a Class 1 felony, two counts of aggravated driving under the influence with a suspended or revoked license, a Class 4 felony, and driving on a revoked license, a Class A misdemeanor.
McHenry County sheriff’s deputies conducted a traffic stop on Brenner’s 2002 Chevrolet early in the morning on September 21, 2020, according to court records.
The stop occurred on Wonder Lake Drive at Hancock Drive in Wonder Lake.
Deputies smelled a “strong odor” of an alcoholic beverage from Brenner, who admitted he was drinking all day, court documents show.
Blood alcohol content testing showed Brenner was driving with an alcohol concentration of 0.242, which is over three times the legal limit.
A grand jury indictment said that Brenner previously committed four violations of driving under the influence.
The violations occurred in 2004 in Wisconsin and McHenry County, and again in McHenry County in 2008. The fourth violation occurred in 2011 in Saint Joseph, Michigan.
Brenner recently entered into a negotiated plea deal with the McHenry County State’s Attorney’s Office.
He pleaded guilty to an amended count of aggravated driving under the influence, a Class 2 felony, in exchange for the rest of his charges being dismissed.
McHenry County Judge James Cowlin sentenced Brenner on Wednesday to three years and six months in the Illinois Department of Corrections.
Brenner was also ordered to pay $2,034 in court fines and fees.