An Illinois Man Faces Felony Charge After DUI Incident

An Illinois driver is now facing a felony charge after a drunk driving incident. The man was arrested for the second time in a month for drunk driving. At the time he was arrested, he was found with a blood alcohol content (BAC) of more than three times the legal limit. Because of his previous DUI arrests, he will now face a felony charge.

Earlier in the month, the Illinois man was arrested for drunk driving after he was caught behind the wheel with a BAC of more than twice the legal limit. In the state of Illinois, a fourth DUI will result in a felony charge, as illustrated by this case. Until the fourth DUI, he was allowed to drive a personal or work vehicle for work purposes only.

While driving for work, the man hit the back of a slow-moving truck. He was injured and was taken to a local hospital for medical treatment, but supposedly he would not willingly submit to a BAC test for local law enforcement. At the hospital, his blood was eventually drawn for treatment purposes and the BAC was found to be at .288 percent.

The man will answer to the two most recent drunk driving charges in court. There is no indication of whether he plans to fight the felony charge or work toward a deal. It is possible that he may be able to secure the lower fines and penalties with an agreement with the prosecution. The ideal option will differ on a case-by-case basis and should be carefully weighed against all other possible options.

Source:, Manito Township driver faces felony DUI charges, Michael Smothers, March 4, 2014

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