March 3rd, 2013 at 11:06 am
Being caught and punished for one DUI should deter a person from driving under the influence again. Ramifications for an arrest can affect you personally and professionally – which should be enough to scare anyone to not repeat the behavior. To be caught more than once is foolish. However, according to the Chicago Tribune, a person was caught and charged with a DUI five times, and is now awaiting prosecution.
Teofil Pobega, 54, from Mount Prospect was caught for the fifth time driving under the influence in Arlington Heights, Illinois, on Sunday, February 17, 2013. DUI’s are nothing new to him. His DUI arrests span over decades, the first one dating back to 1982. Sunday, police caught him after he was speeding through the city and then given sobriety tests that he failed. Officers then found out his license was revoked making his situation even more serious. He was then immediately taken into custody.
He was charged in the Rolling Meadows branch court with one felony count of aggravated driving under the influence and one aggravated count of driving with a revoked license. Bail was set at $75,000 by the Cook County Circuit Court. If he is convicted for the two charges he could be sent to prison for 15 years.
DUI’s are a serious matter that requires full knowledge of the law. If you have been arrested for a DUI, contact a DUI attorney who can assist you in your legal matters. An Illinois lawyer is here to help you!