A Wonder Lake man has been sentenced to four years in prison after he drove under the influence for the fifth time and caused a crash in Wonder Lake, court records show.
Timothy P. Ritchie, 49, of the 7400 block of Harbor Road in Wonder Lake, was charged with two counts of aggravated driving under the influence fifth occurrence, a Class 1 felony.
A grand jury indictment said Ritchie drove under the influence of alcohol on July 10, 2021, while having four prior violations for the same offense.
Court documents show the McHenry County Sheriff’s Office responded that day after Ritchie crashed his ATV on the roadway.
The incident occurred around 11 p.m. in front of Horizontals Bar, 7620 Hancock Drive in Wonder Lake.
Paramedics transported the man to Northwestern Medicine Hospital in McHenry.
His blood serum level was .324 at the hospital. Ritchie was also driving on a revoked license at the time, court records show.
Ritchie entered into a negotiated plea deal this week and pleaded guilty to one count of aggravated driving under the influence fifth occurrence, a Class 1 felony.
McHenry County Judge James Cowlin approved the deal and sentenced Ritchie to four years in the Illinois Department of Corrections.
The sentence will be served at 50% in accordance with truth-in-sentencing guidelines.
Ritchie will receive 190 days of credit for time already served in the McHenry County Jail.
He remains held in the jail awaiting transport to a state prison, records show.