Driver charged with felony DUI after hit-and-run in Sugar Grove Township

Motorist’s blood alcohol measured at 0.172%

SUGAR GROVE TOWNSHIP – An Aurora man was charged with two counts of felony aggravated drunken driving after allegedly being involved in a hit-and-run crash in Sugar Grove Township, according to Kane County Sheriff’s reports.

Shawn A. Ghaziani, 28, of the 100 block of Woodlawn Avenue, Aurora, was also charged July 7 with driving with a suspended license, driving without insurance, leaving the scene of an accident, court records show.

Ghaziani was also charged with driving with a blood alcohol content greater than 0.08%, as his blood alcohol content was measured at 0.172%, the report stated.

Deputies were called to the intersection of Jericho Road and Route 47 in Sugar Grove Township shortly before 11 p.m. on July 6, for a report of a hit-and-run crash, reports stated.

A 2005 beige Nissan Altima was involved in a crash with a 2010 black Audi and kept going, according to a witness, the report stated.

The witness did not see the crash itself, but did see the Audi as it rolled into the intersection and she saw the Nissan flee the scene, the report stated.

The witness called 911, provided a description of the driver and the Nissan’s license plate number, the report stated.

The Audi’s driver and passenger said they were not injured and did not need medical attention, the report stated.

The driver said she was stopped for the light at Jericho Road and Route 47 facing west when the Nissan came up behind and rear-ended them and fled north on Route 47, the report stated.

Later, Sugar Grove police located the Nissan and driver on Main Street in the village a few miles north of Route 47, the report stated.

Deputies found the Nissan left in the middle of the road at Route 47 and Cross Street with heavy front-end damage, the report stated.

Its driver, identified as Ghaziani, was being checked out by Sugar Grove paramedics in a nearby parking lot, the report stated.

Ghaziani told deputies he did not know where he was, did not remember being in a crash, that he had continued driving until police stopped him and admitted he drank a two-liter Corona-style beer three hours before driving, the report stated.

Ghaziani’s criminal history included having a suspended license due to a prior DUI offense in 2020, the report stated.

Once at the jail, Ghaziani became confrontational and made threats against a deputy, the report stated.

Aggravated DUI is a Class 4 felony punishable by one to three years in prison and fines up to $25,000, if convicted.

As a condition of his release, Ghaziani was told not to use drugs or alcohol, court records show.

Ghaziani’s next court date is Aug. 25.