Man Accused of Driving 142 MPH Gets Community Service, Supervision

Police charged Dean A. Suominen of Shorewood with driving under the influence of alcohol after he drove his car off the road and into a billboard post and fence in Naperville last year.

A Shorewood man accused of driving 142 mph and crashing his car into a billboard post in Naperville last year pleaded guilty Tuesday to reckless driving and misdemeanor DUI charges Tuesday, Chicago Tribune reports

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Dean A. Suominen, 37, of 513 Ca Crest Drive in Shorewood, was sentenced to two years of court supervision and 100 hours of community service, according to the Chicago Tribune. 

Earlier: Police: Shorewood Man Charged with DUI After Driving Car Into Fence

Suominen was arrested Jan. 10, 2012 after driving his orange 2008 Dodge Charger off Ogden Avenue and into a billboard post and fence near the Grand Reserve apartment complex in the 500 block of Chamberlain Avenue, police said.

When emergency personnel arrived, they found the Dodge Charger in a yard off the roadway. Suominen, who was trapped inside the vehicle, had to be extricated and was taken to Edward Hospital, police said.

Suominen was the only person in his vehicle at the time of the accident, police said.

During the accident, the car's engine became dislodged and traveled into a nearby parking lot, along with a tire from Suominen's vehicle, which hit and damaged the passenger-side door of an unoccupied 2001 Audi parked in that lot, according to reports.

Suominen also must pay fines, fees and restitution as well as get counseling and a attend a victim impact panel, according to the Chicago Tribune. 

Read more at Chicago Tribune

momnaperville March 01, 2013 at 03:25 PM
It's important that citizens are informed about sentencing details.
Buford Pusser March 02, 2013 at 03:15 PM
Anyone caught driving in excess of 30 or above any speed limit should have their license suspended automatically for 3 months.
DeWarde Farquar Jr. March 03, 2013 at 03:57 PM
Are you kidding me?!! If that had been me they would've locked me up and thrown away the key.
Kyle Jordan March 04, 2013 at 03:54 PM
Naperville Mommy, that website is not for you to be nosey about someone else's life. Go put on your yoga pants, head over to whole foods and find something to do with your time. Your husband is likely having an affair with a hot secretary at the office right now and you are wasting your time on this junk! As the website mentions "ATTENTION - This site is not for research. It is to only be used by defendants for case payments or finding their next court date. All attorneys, researchers and other non-defendants should leave this site immediately and are advised to contact the Circuit Clerk's office. Failure to do so may cause the service to be suspended from you."
Ken Lubawski March 05, 2013 at 09:41 PM
Anytime you triple the speed limit your license should be suspended, that is not speeding it is reckless and dangerous to everyone on the road. Driving is a privilege not a right and if you don't teach someone a lesson they will do it again and again.


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