Naper man gets jail for second DUI
BY BILL BIRD firstname.lastname@example.org November 23, 2012 7:30PM
Hal F. Olmedo, 23, of Naperville's West Highlands neighborhood, has been sentenced to jail and ordered to undergo alcohol abuse counseling, after being convicted of nearly striking a police car while driving drunk. | Courtesy of DuPage County Sheriff's Office
Updated: December 26, 2012 6:37AM
A 23-year-old man who has been arrested or ticketed at least 15 times in eight years has been sentenced to jail and ordered to undergo counseling, after being convicted for the second time of drunken driving.
Hal F. Olmedo lives on the 100 block of Robin Hill Drive in Naperville’s West Highlands neighborhood. Records on file in DuPage County Circuit Court in Wheaton revealed he has been arrested or ticketed 15 times since 2004 on charges that include driving under the influence, battery, fighting and hosting a party where underage drinking occurred.
Olmedo was taken into custody Nov. 4, following what a written Naperville police report indicated was a complaint about a “highly-intoxicated patron (who) punched a metal street pole” near Jackson Avenue and Washington Street. Olmedo at the time was wanted on a warrant that was issued after he failed to appear in court in the most recent drunken-driving case.
That crime occurred about 1:46 a.m. May 20, while a police officer was on routine patrol near Jefferson Avenue and Brainard Street. A police spokesman in May said Olmedo’s silver, 2003 Nissan “drove into the officer’s lane, causing the officer to maneuver to avoid an accident.”
DuPage County Judge James J. Konetski on Monday convicted Olmedo of charges of DUI, driving with a suspended license and driving without insurance, court records showed. A second count of DUI and a charge of improper lane use were dismissed.
Olmedo was sentenced to 32 days in DuPage County Jail, according to records. He served 16 days in jail after being arrested, and with day-for-day credit for good behavior, has already completed that term.
Konetski ordered Olmedo to undergo alcohol abuse counseling, records indicated. The judge also placed him on two years of supervision and ordered him to pay a total of $4,653 in fines and court costs.
Olmedo in December 2009 spent 30 days in jail, after being convicted of drunken driving in Woodridge, court records showed. He also paid fines and served supervision between 2004 and this year on charges that included hosting a May 2009 party in Naperville in which alcohol was served to minors, battery, fighting, possession of marijuana and public urination, according to records.