A woman has been sentenced to 180 days in jail for driving drunk and dropping her three children off at school before causing a rollover crash in Lake in the Hills.
Jessica Warren, 43, of Woodstock, was charged with six counts of aggravated driving under the influence, two counts of driving under the influence of alcohol, three counts of child endangerment, improper traffic lane usage and seatbelt violation.
A criminal complaint filed in McHenry County Circuit Court said Warren was driving a 2020 Ford Explorer around December 1, 2021.
Warren was driving under the influence of alcohol and had just dropped her three children off at school, the complaint said.
The child, ages 5, 8 and 10, were placed in danger by Warren’s actions, the complaint said.
The Ford was traveling northbound on Lakewood Road south of Princeton Lane in Lake in the Hills.
Warren failed to maintain a single lane and drove off the roadway, striking a cement culvert sewer and a tree.
Her car rolled over and Warren, who was not wearing a seatbelt, was partially ejected from the car, the complaint said.
No other vehicles were involved in the crash.
A grand jury indictment said Warren was previously convicted of driving under the influence in DuPage County in 2009.
Warren was arrested following the Lake in the Hills crash and released from the McHenry County Jail after posting 10% of her $10,000 bond.
Court records show Warren recently entered into a negotiated plea deal with the McHenry County State’s Attorney’s Office.
She pleaded guilty on Wednesday to one count of aggravated driving under the influence with a child passenger, a Class 2 felony.
Prosecutors dismissed the rest of her charges as a result of the plea.
McHenry County Judge Tiffany Davis sentenced Warren to 180 days in the county jail and three years of probation.
Warren will also be required to complete 200 hours of public service and undergo a high-risk alcohol and drug evaluation.
The jail sentence will be served at 50% and she will also receive 54 days of credit.
Davis ordered Warren to report to the jail for her sentence on March 13.