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Crime & Courts

Former Carol Stream cop sentenced in DUI crash that injured 3

CAROL STREAM – A former Carol Stream police sergeant received two years of court supervision after pleading guilty to driving under the influence of alcohol, according to the DuPage County State's Attorney's Office.

Bryan Pece, 44, of Carol Stream, entered a blind plea of guilty in connection to a May 5, 2013, crash that left himself and two others injured, officials said.

The crash occurred at about 6:58 p.m. at Army Trail and County Farm roads in Hanover Park, said Tom Cortese, Hanover Park deputy chief of police.

Pece's blood-alcohol concentration was recorded as 0.337 at the time of the crash, said Paul Darrah, spokesman for the State's Attorney's Office. The legal limit is 0.08.

After the crash, Pece spent time at Central DuPage Hospital in Winfield, Cortese said. After a DUI warrant was issued for Pece, he turned himself in, Cortese said.

Although he is unsure of the exact circumstances surrounding Pece's employment with the Carol Stream Police Department, Cortese said the Carol Stream resident is no longer working there. The Hanover Park Police Department was not involved in Pece's employment matters, he said.

In addition to two years of court supervision, Pece also was sentenced Thursday to perform 400 hours of court supervision, pay $1,000 in restitution to both Samuel Ferruzza and the Hanover Park Police Department, and pay a series of fines and court costs totaling $2,872, Darrah said.

Pece also must wear an alcohol-consumption monitoring bracelet for at least six months, submit to random drug and alcohol screenings, undergo counseling and attend 12 self-help meetings per month during the 24-month sentence, Darrah said.

Pece is ordered not to consume alcohol, he said.

While the State's Attorney's Office did ask that Pece serve 90 days in the DuPage County Jail, this was not part of his sentence, Darrah said.

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