9 years prison for Aurora man's 6th DUI

 
 
Updated 2/1/2018 5:20 PM
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  • Roberto Patino-Hernandez was sentenced to nine years in prison Thursday for his sixth DUI.

    Roberto Patino-Hernandez was sentenced to nine years in prison Thursday for his sixth DUI.

A 45-year-old man was sentenced to nine years in prison Thursday for his sixth DUI conviction, in which police found open beer in his pickup truck in Aurora.

Roberto Patino-Hernandez, of the 500 block of East Galena Boulevard, Aurora, pleaded guilty to felony aggravated DUI in exchange for prosecutors dismissing less severe charges, according to Kane County court records.

Aurora police pulled over Patino-Hernandez at 1:29 a.m. May 9, 2016, on suspicion of speeding near Farnsworth Avenue and Sheffer Road on the city's northeast side.

Officers found partially filled beer cans in his white 2000 Chevy S-10 pickup truck. He admitted he did not have a license, and police said he smelled of alcohol.

Patino-Hernandez refused field sobriety tests and was charged with misdemeanor DUI, transportation of open alcohol, driving without a license and speeding. A grand jury indicted him in September 2016 on the upgraded charges of felony aggravated DUI, which is punishable by six to 30 years in prison with no chance for probation.

Under state law, Patino-Hernandez can have his sentence cut in half for good behavior.

He also gets credit for 378 days served at the county jail, so he could be released in about 3½ years.

Patino also must pay $2,005 in fines and court fees in the plea agreement accepted by Judge James Hallock, records show.

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