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DuPage County Judge Sentences Man to Six Years for Fatal DUI Crash

May 7th, 2012 at 10:42 am

The Chicago Sun-Times reports that a DuPage County Judge recently sentenced 40-year-old Jeffrey Fisher to six years in prison for the 2011 drunk driving accident that killed his girlfriend, 30-year-old Eva Meyers of Carol Stream. With a .15 blood-alcohol level at 3:00 a.m. on July 3, 2011, Fisher drove his pickup truck through the warning gates at an Itasca railroad crossing, where he struck a freight train traveling at about 40 miles per hour. In addition to his intoxication, Fisher was driving on a suspended license at the time of the accident. While Fisher could have received a maximum 10-year prison sentence on an aggravated DUI charge, he pled guilty to the charge and received only six years.

The consequences of driving while intoxicated can be extremely serious for all parties involved. Not only can you face severe criminal penalties for illegal behavior, but you risk your life, the life of any passengers, and the lives of other drivers and pedestrians.

Like Jeffrey Fisher, though, we are human and we all make mistakes. If you are charged with DUI or a related crime, you should immediately contact an experienced Rolling Meadows DUI defense attorney for help with your case. Your lawyer may be able to uncover a legitimate defense on your behalf, or find errors in police work that can result in the lessening of the charges against you, or even dismissal of the DUI charges altogether. Call our office today for a thorough evaluation of your case, and see what we can do for you.


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Written by Staff Writer

May 7th, 2012 at 10:42 am

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