Champaign man sentenced for DUI motorcycle crash
URBANA — A Champaign man who admitted driving under the influence when he crashed his motorcycle in Savoy in March was sentenced Wednesday to a year of probation.
Omar Pacheco, 24, who listed an address in the 500 block of West Kirby Avenue, pleaded guilty in June to driving on March 1 at a time when he was impaired.
A Champaign County sheriff's deputy's report said that Pacheco was driving south on North Dunlap Avenue and was in the left lane as he approached the north entrance to Walmart, intending to turn in. He came across both lanes of traffic, hit a traffic island and crashed.
As part of his sentence, he will have to perform 125 hours of public service, get substance abuse treatment, attend a victim impact panel and pay a $1,500 fine.
In other court cases recently resolved in Champaign County:
— Kendrick Rodgers, 20, whose last known address was in the 1800 block of South Cottage Grove Avenue in Urbana, was sentenced to 35 days in jail for resisting arrest.
He pleaded guilty Wednesday to that, admitting that he ran from Sgt. Tom Frost, who was trying to stop him to question him about an incident in the Garden Hills subdivision where two men were in a car on the afternoon of July 12 and one pointed a gun at a woman.
Co-defendant Dayveonta Fairman, 17, who listed an address in the 100 block of Bellefontaine Street, Champaign, pleaded guilty late last month to aggravated unlawful use of weapons, admitting he was the one who possessed the gun. He was sentenced to two years of probation and two weeks in the county jail.
Assistant State's Attorney Troy Lozar said Rodgers did not have anything to do with pointing the gun, but Fairman had apparently passed it to him after he had done so.
— Johnny M. Jones, 50, who listed an address in the 2300 block of East Main Street, Urbana, was sentenced to three years of probation after pleading guilty to possession with intent to deliver cocaine.
He admitted having about 5 grams of the drug in a car that police stopped in southeast Urbana on Feb. 29.
He was also ordered to get a substance abuse evaluation.