A 47-year-old McHenry man was sentenced to prison Friday for his seventh conviction of driving under the influence.
McHenry County Judge Robert Wilbrandt found Danilo Romero-Morales guilty of aggravated driving under the influence and driving on a revoked license following an Aug. 28. trial by judge.
At a sentencing hearing Friday, Wilbrandt sentenced Romero-Morales to seven years in prison. Romero-Morales is required to complete 50% of the sentence, in accordance with Illinois truth-in-sentencing guidelines.
The charges stem from a July 28, 2018, traffic stop in the area of Chapel Hill Road and Cobblestone Drive.
A McHenry County sheriff's deputy stopped Romeo-Morales' vehicle after spotting it drift in and out of the traffic lane, records show. At trial, Romero-Morales testified that he had several beers and "Jaeger bomb" shots before driving, according to court documents.
In addition to Romero-Morales' six prior DUI convictions, his record also included 14 prior convictions of driving on a suspended or revoked license, records show.