7 years prison for repeat DUI offender arrested in South Elgin

  • Emmanuel Maldonado

    Emmanuel Maldonado

Updated 5/17/2016 1:16 PM

A 31-year-old man has been sentenced to seven years in prison after pleading guilty to his fourth and fifth DUIs in South Elgin and Cook County, according to court records.

Emmanuel Maldonado, of the 0-99 block of Thrush Road, Carpentersville, pleaded guilty in Kane County last week to aggravated DUI, a felony, after his arrest in 2013, records show.


The seven-year sentence issued by Kane County Judge David Kliment was to be served at the same time as his sentence in Cook County for his fifth DUI arrest in September 2015, records show.

Information about his 2015 arrest in Cook County was not immediately available.

According to South Elgin police, authorities were called at 1:38 a.m. March 24, 2013, to a gas station on the 900 block of La Fox Road (Route 31) for a suspicious vehicle that had not left the gas pump for an hour. Police found Maldonado sleeping in the rear of his 2007 Jeep Cherokee. He reeked of alcohol, thought he was in Carpentersville and tried to take field sobriety tests but couldn't finish, police said.

Maldonado can have his sentence cut in half for good behavior in prison, according to Illinois law. Before going to prison, he served 30 days in jail after pleading guilty to a March 2011 DUI in Carpentersville, according to Kane County court records. He also was sentenced to the maximum 364 days in jail after a misdemeanor DUI arrest and conviction from an August 2008 arrest in Carpentersville.

Maldonado also was arrested on charges of DUI and marijuana possession in Elgin in January 2004 and sentenced to 17 months supervision, alcohol treatment and 50 hours of public service, records show.

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