Man gets probation for pedestrian crash
WOODSTOCK – A McHenry man who struck and seriously injured a 17-year-old girl with his car accepted a plea deal Wednesday and was sentenced to two years of probation.
Jesse A. Williams, 31, pleaded guilty to leaving the scene of a personal injury accident.
As part of the plea accepted by McHenry County Judge Joseph Condon, Williams also was sentenced to 82 days in jail. However, with 60 days stayed and credit for time served, he will not serve any more jail time if he successfully completes the terms of probation.
There is no fine, but Williams must pay court costs and complete 25 hours of community service.
Remaining charges, including driving under the influence of any amount of a drug, were dropped. That charge was added later after a urine test was positive for methamphetamine.
At about 6:35 p.m. Dec. 21, Alexis Masonberg was struck by a Ford Escort driven by Williams on Route 120 in front of the Burger King in McHenry. Her mother said she suffered two broken bones in her right leg and needed about 30 stitches in one of her cheeks. She also had a concussion and various cuts and bruises.
A few days after the accident, Williams spoke out about it, saying he was sorry and admitting that he was wrong to be driving in the first place on a suspended license.
On Christmas morning, less than four days after Masonberg was hit, her family's van was slammed into by a drunk driver as it was parked in the driveway. Jesus Torres-Arellano was sentenced to one year of court supervision, ordered to pay $2,901 in fines, costs, and fees, and complete DUI school.
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