A Woodstock man has been sentenced to 10 days in jail after pleading guilty to driving under the influence during an ATV crash that left a woman seriously injured near Woodstock.
Frank R. Bochette, 31, of Woodstock, was charged in December 2021 with two counts of aggravated driving under the influence causing bodily harm, a Class 4 felony, and aggravated reckless driving causing bodily harm, a Class 4 felony.
A bill of indictment said that Bochette drove a vehicle with a blood alcohol concentration of .08 or more on June 11, 2021, near Saddlebred Trail and Happy Trail in unincorporated Woodstock.
Court documents show Bochette, who was driving an ATV, was involved in a crash that caused great bodily harm to a female passenger on the ATV.
The man admitted to operating the vehicle, driving too fast and “having too much to drink.”
Bochette and his female passenger were both transported to the hospital.
The female victim suffered a fractured shoulder, fractured wrist and lacerations to her scalp and face, the indictment said.
In addition to Bochette’s charges, he was also cited for reckless driving, improper lane usage and failure to reduce speed to avoid an accident.
Bochette was released after his arrest after posting 10% of a $10,000 cash bond.
Court records show Bochette entered into a negotiated plea deal with the McHenry County State’s Attorney’s Office in October.
He pleaded guilty to one count of aggravated driving under the influence causing bodily harm, a Class 4 felony. The two other charges were then dismissed.
McHenry County Judge James Cowlin approved the deal and sentenced Bochette to 10 days in the McHenry County Jail.
Bochette was also sentenced to two years of probation and ordered to undergo treatment for drug or alcohol addiction.
Cowlin allowed Bochette to begin serving his jail sentence last Thursday — almost three months after his plea deal was accepted.
Bochette is scheduled to be released from the jail this coming Friday.
Court records show Bochette was charged in November for driving on a suspended license in Woodstock, just days after he was placed on probation in the drunk driving crash case.
He pleaded guilty to that case earlier this month and was sentenced to perform 50 hours of public service.