A college student has been placed on supervision and ordered to attend a DuPage County drunken-driving school for his involvement in a traffic crash, in which Naperville police said they found him and a friend drunk behind the wheels of their sport utility vehicles.
Darren C. Robbins, 21, of State College, Pa., pleaded guilty to an amended, reduced charge of reckless driving in the early-morning July 27 crash on Abbotsford Drive near McDowell Road on Naperville’s far northwest side. Two counts of driving under the influence of alcohol and one of driving with expired license plates were dismissed, following a plea agreement reached by prosecuting and defense attorneys in DuPage County Circuit Court, records indicated.
Judge James J. Konetski accepted Robbins’ plea and on Tuesday placed him on an unspecified period of court supervision, according to court records. Konetski also ordered Robbins to attend drunken-driving school and pay unspecified fines and legal fees, records showed.
Police arrested Robbins and a friend, Jordyn A. Krejci, following the crash, which occurred just west of the McDowell Grove Forest Preserve.
A patrol officer and a K-9 unit found Robbins, Krejci and a passenger standing on a sidewalk. Krejci had been driving a green, 2000 Mitsubishi Montero sport utility vehicle, and Robbins a black, 2007 Lexus RX350 SUV, according to copies of written police reports obtained by The Sun.
Police determined “Krejci was driving and following her friend (Robbins) in the other vehicle” as both were traveling north on Abbotsford Drive and approaching McDowell Road, the reports read in part. Krejci was unable to stop her SUV, which then rear-ended the one being driven by Robbins.
The reports showed both Robbins and Krejci admitted they had been drinking before the crash.
Krejci agreed to take a Breathalyzer test at the police station just over an hour after the crash. The police reports indicated her blood-alcohol level was .219., or more than 2 1/2 times the legal limit of .08.
Robbins took the Breathalyzer test at the crash scene. The police reports stated his blood-alcohol level measured .132.
Krejci, 20, of Downers Grove, pleaded guilty Dec. 17 to a charge of driving under the influence of alcohol. Konetski that day ordered her to perform 100 hours of community service work, placed her on two years of court supervision, ordered her to attend DUI classes and undergo substance abuse counseling, and pay a total of $2,250 in fines and legal fees.