Crime & Courts

Crystal Lake man sentenced to prison for Woodstock DUI crash

Geu Geron-Borjas, 48, of Crystal Lake
Geu Geron-Borjas, 48, of Crystal Lake

A Crystal Lake man was sentenced to six years in prison for a 2019 drunken driving crash that seriously injured a teenage passenger in another vehicle.

Geu Geron-Borjas, 48, pleaded guilty Thursday to a felony charge of aggravated driving under the influence. In exchange for Geron-Borjas’ plea, prosecutors agreed to dismiss additional charges of aggravated DUI and driving on a revoked license, court records show.

McHenry County Judge Robert Wilbrandt accepted the plea Thursday. Geron-Borjas must serve at least 85% of his sentence in accordance with Illinois’ truth-in-sentencing guidelines.

The crash occurred June 1, 2019, when Geron-Borjas drove his Dodge Charger into the wrong lane of traffic on Route 47 in Woodstock, according to a news release sent Friday from the McHenry County State’s Attorney’s Office.

Geron-Borjas’ vehicle collided with a Chevrolet Express van carrying teenage passengers, one of whom was seriously injured as a result, according to the release.

A blood test determined that Geron-Borjas’ blood alcohol content was 0.148 at the time of the crash. He also had two previous arrests for driving under the influence of alcohol, and his driving privileges were revoked, according to the release.

Geron-Borjas remained at the McHenry County Jail on Friday awaiting transportation to the Illinois Department of Corrections facility, jail records show.

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