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The County of DuPage
Wheaton, Illinois

Press Release

Monday, December 2, 2019

Sixth DUI Nets Elk Grove Village Man Fourteen Years Behind Bars

DuPage County State’s Attorney Robert Berlin announced today that Judge John Kinsella has sentenced Nazim Useni, 58 (d.o.b. 8/29/1962) of 1123 Lovell Court, Elk Grove Village, to fourteen years in the Illinois Department of Corrections following his sixth drunk-driving conviction. On September 19, 2019, following a two-day-long trial, a jury found Useni guilty of Aggravated Driving Under the Influence of Alcohol, a Class X Felony. 

On January 28, 2019, at approximately 1:47 a.m., an Itasca police officer conducted a speeding traffic stop on the vehicle Useni was driving. During the stop, Useni could not produce a valid driver’s license and smelled of alcohol. The officer transported Useni back to the police station where he showed signs of impairment during his field sobriety tests. After obtaining a search warrant for Useni’s blood, it was determined that his BAC was 0.19. Additionally, when Useni was pulled over by the police, he was currently on parole from a twelve-year sentence he received from his fifth DUI.

“Time and time again, Mr. Useni thumbed his nose at the law and continued to drink and drive,” Berlin said. “Not only did he get behind the wheel after his first DUI, but he did so as well after his fifth DUI. Every year thousands of lives are needlessly lost to DUI related crashes. Thankfully, no one was injured as a result of Mr. Useni’s irresponsible, reckless behavior. With ride sharing services as prevalent as they are today, there is no reason whatsoever for anyone to drive after they have been drinking. I would like to thank Assistant State’s Attorneys Claudia Fantauzzo and Heather Misura for their work in holding Mr. Useni responsible for his actions.”