Biker Killed, his life worth $1520.00 in Illinois

JOLIET, IL – A Joliet woman who had a revoked driver’s license when she pulled into traffic on Jefferson Street and killed Roger Phillips Jr., a Shorewood man on his motorcycle, is no longer in Will County custody. This past week, Will County Judge Amy Bertani-Tomczak sentenced Victoria Martin, 27, to time served at the Will County jail. Martin had spent the past 199 days living in the jail. She was booked into the county detention facility during the early morning hours of July 31, 2017. On Tuesday night, she was set free.

Judge Bertani-Tomczak sentenced Martin to 30 months of court probation. Martin must pay $770 in court costs plus probation fees of $25 per month. In sum, Martin owes a grand total of $1,520 in fines to Will County’s judicial system for her role in killing the Shorewood motorcycle rider.

Back in December, Martin pleaded guilty to the felony crime of aggravated driving while having a suspended license. It’s a Class 4 felony. The 38-year-old victim was struck last July 30 as Martin pulled into oncoming traffic on Jefferson Street from the Citgo gas station. As she had tried to make a left-hand turn, she collided with the Shorewood motorcycle rider.

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