The second of two brothers from Plainfield who took part in a high-speed car race last winter in Naperville has been ordered to perform community service work as part of his penalty in that matter.
It marked the sixth time in little more than eight years that the man, Luis E. Trejo, had been convicted of driving at least 21 mph over posted speed limits.
Trejo, 26, pleaded guilty Tuesday in DuPage County Circuit Court to charges of speeding 40 mph or more over the statutory limit and driving under the influence of alcohol in the most recent case, court records indicated. Companion charges of DUI and street racing were dismissed in exchange for those pleas.
Judge James J. Konetski ordered Trejo to perform 30 hours of public service work, serve a year on conditional discharge and pay a $500 fine on the speeding charge, records showed. Konetski also placed Trejo on a year of court supervision and ordered him to attend DUI school and appear before a “victim impact panel” to settle the drunken-driving case, according to records.
Trejo and his brother, Dennis Guzman, were arrested about 1:29 a.m. March 22 near the Speedway service station at 111th Street and Route 59 on Naperville’s far southwest side. A police officer on patrol first saw the men speeding west on 111th Street from Book Road.
Sgt. Lou Cammiso in March said Trejo was driving his gray, 2010 Honda Accord at a speed the officer recorded on his radar unit at 91 mph. Guzman was behind the wheel of a beige, 2009 Chevrolet Malibu the officer clocked at a speed of 86 mph, Cammiso said. The speed limit there is posted at 45 mph.
Trejo’s car was curbed in the Speedway parking lot, where police determined he was drunk. A back-up officer stopped Guzman’s car in the lot of the nearby Caputo’s Fresh Market.
An examination of court records revealed Trejo received at least eight speeding tickets since 2005 in Will and DuPage counties, five of which were issued for driving anywhere from 21 to 39 mph over posted limits.Those stops include a July 2005 arrest for driving 21 to 25 mph over the limit in Naperville; a November 2005 ticket for driving 21 to 25 mph over the limit in Plainfield; one in February 2006 for driving 21 to 25 mph over the limit in Joliet; a May 2011 citation for driving 31 to 39 mph over the limit in Will County; and a July arrest for driving 26 to 30 mph over the limit in Naperville, records indicated.
Judges in four of those cases fined Trejo and placed him on supervision. In the 2011 matter, Trejo was ordered to perform 50 hours of community service work with the United Way, placed on a year of supervision and fined $400, records showed.
Guzman, also 26, pleaded guilty Aug. 21 to a charge of street racing with his brother. Judge Mary E. O’Connor that day placed him on a year of court supervision and fined him $1,000, according to records.
Records indicated Guzman in August 2006 was arrested by Plainfield police and charged with driving 26 to 30 mph over the posted speed limit, a charged that earned him 30 days of supervision and a $115 fine. He was also placed on supervision for driving 15 to 20 mph over the limit in September 2006 in DuPage County, records showed.