Press Release

June 4, 2008


Man found guilty in fatal DUI


JOLIET – Will County State’s Attorney James Glasgow announced that a man was found guilty of aggravated driving under the influence of alcohol Wednesday, June 4 for striking and killing a woman who was crossing U.S. 30 in 2006.


Trenell Mance, 24, of Joliet, faces up to 14 years in prison when he is sentenced before Circuit Judge Amy Bertani-Tomczak on Aug. 7.


Mance was driving a pickup truck westbound on U.S. 30 between 63 and 77 mph in a 30 mph zone when he struck and killed Nina Robinson on Nov. 26, 2006 in the 2300 block of U.S. 30.


Robinson had just left a local bar and was crossing the street on her way home. Mance’s blood-alcohol level tested at .09 after the collision.


Assistant State’s Attorneys Daniel Walsh and Michael Fitzgerald prosecuted the case. The jury deliberated for 90 minutes prior on Wednesday before finding Mance guilty.

Charles B. Pelkie 
(815) 727-8789
(815) 530-7110 (cellular) 

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