Trucker who shot minivans with slingshot going to jail

A Wisconsin truck driver who earlier this year used a slingshot to shoot out the windows of passing minivans as he drove on Interstate 74 near Champaign, Illinois has been sentenced to two and a half years in prison.

Kevin Casey (Illinois State Police photo)Kevin Casey (Illinois State Police photo)

Kevin Casey, 53, of Janesville, Wisconsin pleaded guilty Friday before Judge Roger Webber to one count of aggravated battery in connection with an incident in which a 3-year-old boy was cut by flying glass when the window of the minivan his mother was driving was shattered.

As part of his plea deal, Casey will also pay $6,222.15 in restitution to 16 victims. Casey also had his tractor-trailer repossessed by the finance company that held the title.

Illinois State Police had reports of as many as 45 vandalisms between late March and June 1 when Casey was arrested.

Police caught Casey in the act of using a slingshot to shatter a window of an eastbound minivan on I-74. At the time of his arrest, police found a slingshot, metal ball bearings of various sizes and materials used to make slingshots.