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Man Sentenced to 10 Years for Fatal DUI

30-year-old Nicholas Roepke will be spending the next ten years of his life in prison. He crashed into a vehicle on the side of the road, killing one man and then seriously injuring another man. He is being charged with one count of Aggravated DUI Causing Death and one count of Aggravated DUI Causing Great Bodily Harm. Roepke’s BAC was .214 shortly after the crash, which is two and a half times the legal limit. Lack of motor control, not thinking clearly, blurred vision, difficulty standing/walking, feeling tired, maybe upset or angry are all symptoms of his BAC.

“His decision to drive after he had been drinking will cost him the next 10 years of his life,” said Illinois’ State Attorney Robert Berlin. There were other ways that Roepke could have gotten home like calling someone to pick him up or calling an Uber or Lyft. Unfortunately, he chose to drive by himself and got into a wreck that ended with casualties. We hope this never happens to you, but if it has we are here to help with our DUI classes.

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