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updated: 4/13/2018 2:12 PM

Probation, community service for repeat DUI arrest in East Dundee

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  • Hugo Muneton was sentenced to jail, probation and community service on a felony DUI charge.

    Hugo Muneton was sentenced to jail, probation and community service on a felony DUI charge.

 
 

A 31-year-old man was sentenced to four years of probation, community service and alcohol monitoring after pleading guilty to his third DUI in East Dundee.

Hugo Muneton, of the 2300 block of Fairfield Drive, Belvidere, also was sentenced to 180 days in the Kane County jail, according to court records.

Muneton's probation mandates he attend Alcoholics Anonymous meetings, maintain employment and wear an alcohol monitoring device for a year, according to Kane County court records.

The plea agreement also required he perform 480 hours of community service and pay $5,900 in court costs and fines.

If he violates his probation, he can be resentenced to up to seven years in prison.

His defense attorney, Robert Devirion, did not return a phone message.

Muneton was arrested in September 2015 in East Dundee and charged with his sixth DUI, a felony that carries a minimum six-year prison term with no chance of probation.

Authorities later corrected the charge and accused Muneton of his fourth DUI arrest.

Prosecutors reduced the charge to a third DUI, still a felony, and the plea agreement was accepted by Judge David Kliment, records show.

In the 2015 arrest, police said Muneton was driving his 2004 Ford Focus erratically and below the speed limit on Route 72 through East and West Dundee and authorities found "numerous containers" of open alcohol in his vehicle.

Information about all of Muneton's previous DUIs and convictions was not immediately available, although he did have a January 2007 DUI arrest in Elgin that he pleaded guilty to and was sentenced to probation, which he later violated, records show.

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