Repeat drunk driver gets 4 years in prison
A DeKalb man who pleaded guilty Thursday to his fifth DUI after authorities found him sleeping on the shoulder of I-88 with a spilled drink in the passengerp's seat was sentenced to four years in prison.
Alberto Segura, 46, of the 300 block of Cloverleaf Court, pleaded guilty to aggravated DUI, a felony that carried a prison term of four to 15 years, according to Kane County court records.
Segura was arrested about 7:10 p.m. July 10 after a passing motorist notified authorities of a man sleeping in his 2007 Hyundai on eastbound I-88 in Aurora Township, according to an Illinois State Police report.
The officer saw an open bottle of alcohol spilled on the passenger's seat, the report said, and Segura had slurred speech, reeked of alcohol and failed field sobriety tests. A breath test showed a blood alcohol concentration of .28, more than three times the legal threshold of .08.
Segura gets credit for 116 days served at the Kane County jail, where he was held on $100,000 bail.
He can have his sentence cut in half for good behavior in prison.
Kane County Judge Linda Abrahamson accepted the guilty plea, which includes a $5,000 fine because Segura's BAC was more than .16.