Driver on Parole When SUV Struck Wheaton Home in January

Allison Smolinski charged with aggravated DUI in crash that injured passenger.

The 22-year-old Downers Grove woman was on parole at the time of a January crash which injured a man and damaged a home, records show.

, who made a brief court appearance on Wednesday, has been indicted on aggravated driving under the influence charges related to the Jan. 10 crash that injured a passenger in her 1997 Nissan Pathfinder.

Authorities have said Smolinski lost control of the SUV near Farnham Lane and Huntleigh Street around 4:45 p.m., struck a tree and then hit a home. She was injured after being thrown from the vehicle, while the injured passenger was briefly trapped inside it. Published reports state Smolinski had been involved in two other crashes just prior to the Wheaton incident.

Smolinski remains held in DuPage County Jail on $500,000 bail. She also has a parole hold on her from the Illinois Department of Corrections relating to a burglary conviction in Kane County.

Smolinski was arrested by Elgin police in 2007 and received 30 months of probation in a plea agreement with prosecutors after briefly being placed in a pre-trial diversion program, records show. She also was removed from Kane’s drug court program and eventually sent to prison for violating her probation.

She spent about 10 months in prison before getting paroled in December 2010. Records do not indicate when Smolinski’s parole was scheduled to end.

Her DuPage County case resumes with a hearing scheduled for April 11.

MK March 05, 2012 at 01:56 AM
I wonder if her drivers license was valid during her probation. What if it was?! There's a good story! The article didn't mention that. I feel bad for the passenger who was injured.


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