A Cary man who committed his fourth driving under the influence offense and fled from a multiple-vehicle crash in Crystal Lake has been sentenced to five years in prison.
Keith C. Guminski, 48, of Cary, was charged in December 2020 with four counts of aggravated driving under the influence, one count of leaving the scene of a crash with injury and one count of driving on a revoked or suspended license.
The Crystal Lake Police Department responded on December 2, 2020, to a multiple-vehicle crash at Rakow Road and Route 31.
A 2015 Ram 1500 was responsible for the crash and fled the scene, prosecutors said. One person was injured in the crash.
The truck was later located with the assistance of the Cary Police Department.
Officers determined Guminski was the driver. They conducted field sobriety tests on the man.
Prosecutors said Guminski was confirmed to be driving under the influence at the time of the crash.
Guminski had three prior driving under the influence violations, court records show.
Two of them occurred in McHenry County, one in 2000 and another in 2006, and the third occurred in Kane County in 2005.
Guminski was also driving on a revoked license at the time of the crash.
He had previously been convicted of driving on a revoked license in 2018 in Lake County.
Court records show Guminski entered into a negotiated plea deal with the McHenry County State’s Attorney’s Office on Wednesday.
He pleaded guilty to one count of aggravated driving under the influence of alcohol, a Class 2 felony. His other charges were dismissed.
McHenry County Judge Tiffany Davis approved the plea and sentenced Guminski to five years in the Illinois Department of Corrections.
The sentence will be served at 50% in accordance with truth-in-sentencing guidelines.
Guminski will receive 162 days of credit for time already served in the McHenry County Jail.
Davis also recommended Guminski be placed in a substance abuse program, sentencing documents show.