Woodstock man pleads guilty to fatal DUI
WOODSTOCK – A Woodstock man who police say drove drunk and caused a crash that left his passenger dead has pleaded guilty to aggravated DUI.
Enrique Hernandez, 24, entered a blind plea Friday the to Class 2 felony on Friday, although there will be an agreed upon sentence entered on Jan. 16.
Hernandez's attorney, Rebecca Lee, declined to comment on what the terms of the sentence will be, but Hernandez faces up to 14 years in prison.
Police have said that Hernandez had a blood-alcohol content of more than 0.20 percent, more than twice the 0.08 legal limit, when he crashed a 2005 Acura TL on Aug. 16, 2009.
He had been traveling north on Raffel Road near the intersection of Charles Road when he drove past a stop sign, veered off the road at crashed into trees at 4:41 a.m., police said.
Hernandez was taken to Lutheran General Hospital by Flight for Life, but 22-year-old Carlos D. Ramon-Cabrera of Woodstock was pronounced dead at the scene.
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