A McHenry man previously convicted of driving drunk and causing a fatal crash in Lake County has been sentenced to 30 months in prison for again driving drunk and drugged in Spring Grove.
Mark C. Jensen, 48, of McHenry, was charged in February 2021 with four counts of aggravated driving under the influence, possession of cannabis and unlawful possession of cannabis by a driver.
Prosecutors said concerned drivers called 911 on February 12, 2021, to report a truck was being driven erratically on Route 12 in Spring Grove.
Officers stopped the 2013 GMC Sierra truck and identified Jensen as the driver.
A test of Jensen’s blood and urine revealed that he consumed alcohol, cocaine and ketamine prior to driving, prosecutors said.
Jensen was convicted of reckless homicide in 1999 in Lake County for being involved in a 1998 fatal crash while driving under the influence of alcohol.
The 1998 crash occurred in North Chicago and it was caused by Jensen running a red light. He was sentenced to probation after pleading guilty in the case.
Jensen was found with 30-100 grams of cannabis during the traffic stop, according to a criminal complaint.
Court records show Jensen entered into a blind plea deal with the McHenry County State’s Attorney’s Office in January.
He pleaded guilty to one count of aggravated driving under the influence with a prior reckless homicide conviction, a Class 3 felony, in exchange for his other charges being dismissed.
During a sentencing hearing Wednesday, McHenry County Judge James Cowlin sentenced Jensen to 30 months in the Illinois Department of Corrections.
The sentence will be served at 50% in accordance with truth-in-sentencing guidelines.
Jensen, who was remanded Wednesday to the McHenry County Jail while he awaits transport to a state prison, will also be required to pay $2,549 in court fines and fees.