DeKalb County Man Pleads Guilty to DUI Charge

Benjamin J. Black, 29 years old, pleaded guilty to two counts of aggravated DUI in Kane County court.

According to report, the incident occurred at around 7:30 p.m. last Feb. 17, 2013. Black was driving a 1999 Ford Expedition when his vehicle struck the rear of a 1999 Chevrolet Cavalier on Route 64. Unfortunately, 11-year old Matthew Ranken was killed from the accident.

“This case is the result of Mr. Black’s selfish and criminal choices, and a terrible reminder of the inherent danger of heroin use,” State’s Attorney Joe McMahon said in a statement.

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