Man gets 10 years for 11th DUI
Beacon-News Staff February 28, 2013 4:42PM
Updated: April 2, 2013 6:35AM
A Quad Cities-area man has been returned to prison for a drunken driving conviction in Kane County, his 11th DUI conviction in the last 20 years.
Michael J. Picon, 42, of the 300 block of 8th Street in Silvis, Ill., and formerly of West Chicago, was sentenced Thursday by Kane County Circuit Judge John A. Barsanti to 10 years in prison.
In January, Picon pleaded guilty to one count of aggravated DUI, a Class X felony, and one count of aggravated driving on a revoked license, a Class 3 felony.
Picon was eligible for Class X sentencing because of his history of DUI convictions, the Kane County state’s attorney’s office said. This is Picon’s 11th conviction for DUI and 25th conviction for driving on a revoked or suspended license, all since 1992. All of the offenses took place in Kane, DuPage or Rock Island counties.
The latest charge came after a Kane County Forest Preserve officer saw Picon pull his 1999 Dodge 1500 pick-up truck off Bliss Road north of Sugar Grove at about 10 p.m. on April 16, 2012.