A Woodstock man has been sentenced to over six years in prison after he pleaded guilty to his fifth DUI where he caused a head-on crash near Marengo while he was four times the legal limit.
Adon Castaneda, 39, of Woodstock, was charged in December 2021 with two counts of aggravated driving under the influence, a Class 1 felony and a Class 4 felony.
Prosecutors said Castaneda was traveling in the area of Kishwaukee Valley Road and Hiawatha Lane in unincorporated Marengo on the evening of August 22, 2021.
Castaneda drove his car, which had its headlights off, into the opposite lane of traffic, prosecutors said.
Castaneda struck another vehicle head-on. No serious injuries were reported.
It was determined that Castaneda’s blood alcohol content was more than four times the legal limit at the time, prosecutors said.
Castaneda, who had a revoked driver’s license at the time, had four prior driving under the influence violations.
Those occurred in Walworth County, Wisconsin in 2002, 2004 and 2010, and in Milwaukee County, Wisconsin, in 2017.
Court records show Castaneda in February entered into a blind plea deal with the McHenry County State’s Attorney’s Office.
He pleaded guilty to one count of aggravated driving under the influence fifth offense, a Class 1 felony.
The blind plea meant Castaneda pleaded guilty without an agreement as to his sentence.
During a sentencing hearing Thursday, McHenry County Judge James Cowlin sentenced Castaneda to 78 months in the Illinois Department of Corrections.
Castaneda will be required to serve the sentence at 50% and will receive credit for 178 days served while awaiting his case.