An Antioch man was found guilty of an elevated charge of driving under the influence of alcohol for having children in the car during the offense.
Dale Anderson, 51, was convicted Wednesday of aggravated driving under the influence of alcohol, a Class 1 felony, stemming from an incident near Ringwood Road and Johnsburg Road.
Anderson was pulled over after he ran a stop sign at the intersection, which is on the edge of Johnsburg, with an 8-year-old and 10-year-old in the car, according to a news release from the Office of the State's Attorney.
He smelled strongly of alcohol, failed a field sobriety test and admitted to drinking four or five beers, the release said.
Anderson – who has four other DUI convictions on his record – is scheduled for sentencing on Nov. 17.
The offense carries a potential sentence of between four and 15 years in the penitentiary, the release said. Anderson is not eligible for probation.
The case was investigated by the McHenry County Sheriff's Office.