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Seeing Double during DUI Stops

April 7th, 2013 at 8:00 am

sentenced to jailDonald R Limmer of the 700 block of North Loomis St ran into some trouble over the course of ten days in Naperville.  He was apprehended twice while he was driving around, and it just so happened he was charged with driving under the influence.

Sergeant Gregg Bell confirmed that each time, the same officer made the arrest but it wasn’t a case of double vision.  The first occasion was on the 12 of September around noon near the intersection of Aurora Avenue and Fort Hill Drive by the Westridge shopping center.  The police were alerted when a concerned citizen called in a tip after seeing a car travelling on the wrong side of the road.

Almost a full ten days later, Limmer was arrested again around 11:30 pm near Ambassador Drive and Jefferson Avenue.  It was merely a few blocks away from the original arrest.  His inebriation was tipped off by driving 12 miles over the speed limit and failing to yield to the emergency lights of the police car.

Limmer was charged with two counts of driving under the influence, and single counts of driving without insurance, failure to signal during a lane change, and driving on the opposite side of the road for his arrest on September 12th.  For the other arrest on September 22nd, he was charged with two counts of driving while intoxicated, and one count each of failure to signal, speeding, crossing double yellow lines on a roadway, and failure to yield to an emergency vehicle.  Limmer also violated his bond for being arrested after his September 12th arrest.

Being charged with multiple DUI offenses can make it very difficult to get back on the road.  An application must be made for a Restricting Driving Permit and also use a Breath Alcohol Ignition Interlock Device to use their vehicles.  It is essential to have the help of a legal professional with a history of aggressively defended cases.  Contact an experience DUI defense attorney in Wheaton today.

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Man Charged & Sentenced for 11th DUI since 1992

March 15th, 2013 at 8:00 am

A 42 year old man from Silvis was sentenced for his 11th DUI conviction since 1992.  Michael J. Pincon,  originally from West Chicago, was arrested in 2012 for drunk driving in Sugar Grove Illinois.

It was on April 16th when a Kane County Forest Preserve officer noticed Pincon stop his pickup truck on the side of Bliss Road around 10 pm.  The officer noted in his report that Pincon smelled heavily of alcohol and had one opened can of beer along with 11 other unopened ones.  At that time, Pincon also admitted to previously drinking at a friend’s house.

Given his prolonged DUI history, Pincon was eligible for a Class X felony charge which carries a minimum sentence of 6 years and a maximum of 30.  He has also been arrested 25 times for driving with a revoked or suspended license, most recently on April 16th.  This crime is a class 3 felony.

Pincon pleaded guilty to one count of aggravated DUI and one count of aggravated driving with a revoked license in January.  Kane County Circuit Judge John Barsanti sentenced Pincon on Thursday February 28th.  Pincon will serve 10 years for driving under the influence and a concurrent sentence of 5 years for driving with a revoked license.  He did receive credit for the time already served of 264 days in Kane County Jail.

DUI charges can change lives forever, including losing your job and jail time.  That is why it is so important to have the representation of a legal professional.  Contact a knowledgeable DUI defense attorney in Oak Brook today.

Driver Arrested on 15th DUI Charge

December 7th, 2012 at 9:54 pm

People are arrested every day in Illinois for drunk driving. According to statistics from Illinois Secretary of State’s Office, 48,113 people were arrested in 2008, 45,946 arrested in 2009 and 41,900 were arrested in 2010. In many cases, a person’s first DUI arrest can be a sobering experience. But that doesn’t seem to be the case for 54 year-old Juan Diaz. The Elgin man, who has at least 15 DUI convictions, was just recently arrested and charged again after witnesses observed him driving erratically on I-90 west and called police. Diaz’s van was swerving and crossed the line onto on-coming traffic several times.

Diaz failed field sobriety tests and was brought to the station for booking. He gave police several different names and several different birth dates. When police ran his prints in the system, they discovered the multitude of DUI convictions.

According to a report in the Chicago Sun Times, police believe Diaz may have used as many as 8 different aliases over the years. His history includes four Illinois driver’s licenses, 15 DUI convictions, four convictions for driving on a revoked license and several warrants issued for his arrest.

For this latest offense, Diaz has been charged with a Class X felony, which is punishable by six to 30 years in prison. He is also facing two other variations of felony DUIs (DUI on a suspended license and DUI without insurance), felony aggravated driving with a revoked license after four or more driving with a revoked license charges, misdemeanor DUI, and driving without insurance. He is currently being held on $250,000 bond.

In Illinois, a first-time DUI conviction may be able to avoid license suspension by undergoing court supervision and using a Monitoring Device Driving Permit. If you have been charged with drunk driving, contact an experienced Chicago DUI attorney to represent you.

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