A man has been sentenced to five years in prison for DUI after a crash with a police car last year in west suburban Aurora.
John C. Lundy, 48, pleaded guilty Feb. 28 to a felony count of aggravated DUI for the March 25, 2019, crash, according to a statement from the Kane County state’s attorney’s office.
“Mr. Lundy’s decision to drive while he was highly intoxicated put a lot of people at risk and could well have killed someone,” Kane County State’s Attorney Joe McMahon said in the statement. “This prison sentence makes our streets a little safer for the next few years.”
Lundy was driving a 2009 Dodge van near Lake and Plum streets at 8:44 p.m. when he hit the squad car, Aurora police said at the time.
The police car was blocking traffic with its lights activated after an earlier hit-and-run crash that killed an 8-year-old boy and injured his grandfather at the same intersection, police said.
Lundy kept driving after the crash but eventually stopped and was taken into custody, prosecutors said. His blood alcohol content at the time was 0.360, more than four times the legal limit.
In addition to his prison sentence, Lundy will have to pay $6,095 in restitution to the Aurora Police Department for the damage to the squad car, prosecutors said. He will receive credit toward his sentence for 457 days spend in custody at the Kane County Adult Justice Center.
Prosecutors said Lundy faced DUI charges four other times, once in 1990, twice in 1991 and once in 1999.