Jacob Mehan sentenced to 3 years in IDOC

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[September 22, 2016]  On September 13, 2016, Associate Judge William Workman accepted a fully negotiated plea agreement sentencing Jacob Mehan to 3 years in the Illinois Department of Corrections with a period of 2 years of mandatory supervised release (formerly known as parole) for the offense of Aggravated Driving Under the Influence, a class 2 felony, and Aggravated Battery, a class 2 felony, in Logan County case number 16-CF-126.

On July 29, 2016, Lincoln Police observed a 1996 Dodge pickup truck driving slowly and erratically at or near the intersection of S. McLean Street and Pulaski Street. A traffic stop was conducted and the driver was identified as Jacob Mehan. Officers smelled a strong odor of alcoholic beverage coming from Mehanís breath and also observed poor balance. Officers also located an open bottle of alcohol within the cab of the pickup truck. Based upon Mehanís two prior convictions of driving under the influence, the offense was elevated to a felony.

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Due to resisting on scene, medical personnel were dispatched to provide treatment to Jacob Mehan. While providing care, Mehan kicked the hand of one of the first responders which lead to the offense of Aggravated Battery.

The sentence calls for a 3 year sentence to prison on both Aggravated Driving Under the Influence and Aggravated Battery which will run concurrent to each other.

[Logan County States Attorney Jonathan Wright]


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