A judge denied pre-trial release to a man, who was found to have urinated himself during his fourth DUI arrest, after allegedly driving into oncoming traffic in Crystal Lake.
Raymundo Hernandez, 68, of Aurora, was charged with two counts of aggravated driving under the influence and one count of driving on a revoked or suspended license subsequent offense.
The Crystal Lake Police Department conducted a traffic stop on a 2006 Ford Escort around 6:15 p.m. on January 6.
The stop occurred near Lucas Road and Route 14 in Crystal Lake.
Court documents said Hernandez was driving head-on into vehicles and another motorist called 911.
Officers arrived in the area and observed Hernandez swerving in his lane and nearly striking a median.
A criminal complaint filed in McHenry County Circuit Court alleges Hernandez was driving under the influence of alcohol.
Field sobriety testing was conducted and Hernandez exhibited numerous clues of impairment.
Hernandez had open alcohol in the vehicle and he had urinated himself.
It was Hernandez’s fourth arrest for driving under the influence of alcohol, the complaint said.
He was previously arrested in June 2001 in Will County, December 2012 in Kane County and April 2018 in Kane County for driving under the influence.
The complaint said Hernandez was also driving on a revoked driver’s license — his fourth arrest for the offense.
The McHenry County State’s Attorney’s Office filed a petition to detain Hernandez pending trial, calling him a real and present threat to the community’s safety.
McHenry County Judge Michael Chmiel granted the petition and remanded Hernandez to the McHenry County Jail.
Chmiel ordered Hernandez to obtain an alcohol evaluation and said the court would consider the results of the evaluation for “possible pretrial release with conditions at a later date.”
Hernandez has pleaded not guilty to his charges. He is scheduled to appear in court again on March 8 for a status of trial hearing.