Man gets supervision, fines in Naperville DUI case
BY BILL BIRD email@example.com November 27, 2012 8:22PM
Daniel Valencia, 21, of Aurora, has been placed on court supervision and fined for driving under the influence of alcohol last summer in Naperville. | Courtesy of Naperville Police Department
Updated: December 29, 2012 6:34AM
A man from Aurora has been placed on supervision and fined in connection with a drunken driving case last summer on Naperville’s northeast side.
Daniel Valencia was convicted Monday in DuPage County Circuit Court of driving under the influence of alcohol, unlawful possession of drug paraphernalia and driving without insurance, according to court records. Companion charges of driving under the influence of drugs, possession of 2.5 grams or less of marijuana, consumption of alcohol by a minor, possession of alcohol by a minor and driving 21-25 mph over the posted speed limit were dismissed.
Judge James J. Konetski placed Valencia on 18 months of supervision and ordered him to appear before an impaired driver victim impact panel, court records showed. Konetski also levied fines and court costs that totaled $1,277, records indicated.
Valencia, now 21, was 20 when he was arrested about 2:23 a.m. Aug. 11 outside the Wendy’s fast-food restaurant at 820 E. Ogden Ave., near Naperville’s Edgewood neighborhood.
An officer on routine patrol first noticed Valencia’s silver, 1999 Mercury Cougar as it traveled west on Ogden Avenue near Charles Avenue, a police spokesman said in August.
The officer’s radar unit showed Valencia was driving at a speed of 57 mph in a 35 mph zone, the spokesman said.
After curbing the car and speaking to Valencia, the officer concluded he was driving under the influence of alcohol, the spokesman said. Valencia also had left a marijuana smoking pipe “in plain sight” of the officer, the spokesman said.
Police found a total of three smoking pipes inside the car, along with 0.9 grams of marijuana, burned marijuana residue and two unopened bottles of liquor, the spokesman said.