A McHenry man has been charged after prosecutors say he was caught driving in Lake Zurich on a suspended license for his 15th time last week.
Michael B. Bobnic, 48, of McHenry, was charged with driving on a revoked or suspended license 15 or more times and operating a motor vehicle with suspended registration.
Lake County Assistant State’s Attorney Francis DeRosa said during a bond hearing that Lake Zurich officers were on patrol on August 10.
Officers spotted a 2021 Chevrolet in Lake Zurich that had a suspended registration.
Officers conducted a traffic stop on the car and Bobnic was the driver and sole occupant.
They learned Bobnic had a suspended driver’s license and was not supposed to be operating the vehicle, DeRosa said.
Officers arrested Bobnic and he was later transported to a hospital for a medical condition.
DeRosa said this was Bobnic’s 15th time being arrested for driving on a suspended license.
The offense Bobnic is charged with is a Class 2 felony, which carries a sentence of 2-7 years in prison.
Lake County Judge Theodore Potkonjak ordered Bobnic held in the Lake County Jail on a $200,000 bond.
Jail records show Bobnic remains held in jail and would need to post $20,000 cash in order to be released.
A status of preliminary hearing is scheduled for Monday.