Man gets 8-year sentence for Villa Park carjacking
A Villa Park man was sentenced Feb. 22 to eight years in prison for hijacking a woman's car Sept. 29, 2019 at a gasoline station in the village.
Michael C. Davis, 36, was also sentenced to five years each on two other counts of attempted vehicle hijacking; and three years for aggravated driving under the influence of alcohol, according to DuPage County court records.
Davis will serve the sentences concurrently, and receive credit for the time he has spent in the DuPage County jail since his arrest.
He pleaded guilty to the charges in September.
Authorities say Davis entered the passenger side of an occupied vehicle around 5:40 p.m. in the Walgreens parking lot at 200 E. Roosevelt Road in Villa Park and told the driver to drive away. When the victim got out of the vehicle to attend to someone in the back of the car, Davis went around to the driver's side and tried to get in.
He then ran toward another occupied car, punched the window and told the female driver to let him in. When she refused, he went to a nearby Thornton's gasoline station at 250 E. Roosevelt Road and tried to enter a woman's car while she was at a gasoline pump washing her windows.
Davis drove away, dragging the woman as she held on to the steering wheel. After she let go, he crashed into an outside store display and two vehicles, before driving off on Roosevelt Road. He then was involved in a crash in Lombard.
Police say he had a blood-alcohol level of .261.