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Man gets jail for DUI in Naperville

A 31-year-old man from Bolingbrook has been sentenced to jail and ordered to undergo treatment for alcoholism, after being convicted of driving drunk for at least the second time.

Jorge A. Mondragon pleaded guilty in Will County Circuit Court in Joliet to a felony charge of aggravated DUI with a suspended or revoked license. The charge stemmed from his arrest last spring following a traffic crash on Naperville’s northeast side.

Judge Carla J. Alessio-Policandriotes accepted Mondragon’s plea and sentenced him to 64 days in Will County Jail, according to court records. Mondragon spent 64 days in jail following his arrest and has since been released.

Alessio-Policandriotes on Oct. 9 also placed Mondragon on two years of probation and ordered him to undergo treatment for alcohol abuse, court records indicated. She also convicted him of charges of driving with a revoked license, driving without insurance and failure to reduce speed to avoid an accident, for which Mondragon must pay a total of $1,425 in fines and court costs, records showed.

Naperville police Sgt. Lou Cammiso said Mondragon was arrested about 10:55 p.m. June 1 near the city’s border with Lisle. He was driving a 2003 Chevrolet Cavalier at the time.

Police initially had been sent to investigate a hit and run traffic crash Mondragon caused near Washington Street and Naper Boulevard on the city’s far southeast side. An officer was patrolling the area and looking for freshly-damaged vehicles, Cammiso said in July.

The officer found the Cavalier with its headlights on several miles to the north on Naper Boulevard near Arlington Avenue, Cammiso said. Mondragon at the time “was laying on the ground, trying to fix” the vehicle, which suffered damage in the crash, he said.

Court records indicated Mondragon also was convicted six years ago of drunken driving.

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