According to a criminal complaint that was filed in the Will County Court, a 49-year-old Bolingbrook man is facing a fourth DUI offense for the second time. The man was previously charged with a fourth offense in 2015, but he was found not guilty at trial.
The Bolingbrook Police Department reported that the man was pulled over on Dec. 11 just before 2 a.m. Officers said that they saw the man’s Jeep Laredo swerving on the roadway while he was traveling eastbound on Boughton Road near Bolingbrook Drive. The police stated that they could smell alcohol on his breath once they pulled him over. He then reportedly failed the field sobriety tests and was taken into custody and charged with improper lane use and a fourth DUI.
The current charge is a felony because of his three prior offenses. He has prior convictions for drunk driving in 1988, 1990 and 2000. He has reportedly retained the same attorney who successfully defended him against his DUI charge in 2015. It is unclear whether or not he submitted to a Breathalyzer test.
Courts treat drunk driving offenses seriously. When people face DUI charges after already having several previous convictions, they may be charged with felony offenses. People who are charged may want to get help from criminal defense attorneys who are experienced in these types of matters. The attorneys may be able to identify problems with the state’s case and craft an aggressive defense to the charges. In some cases, attorneys may win dismissal of the charges at motions hearing by winning the suppression of the evidence. In others, they may try to secure plea agreements that could lessen the penalties in exchange for a guilty plea.
Source: Bolingbrook Patch, “Bolingbrook man charged with 4th DUI offense, again“, John Ferak, Jan. 23, 2018