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Man Smashed 4 Parked Cars During Second DUI in Two Weeks

A man in Illinois with several prior DUIs was accused again of driving under the influence after he smashed his vehicle into four parked cars and allegedly tried to run from the scene afterward.

On the evening of April 28, a man from Springfield was driving a Tahoe in an area where cars were parked on the side of the road.  It was reported that he had his travels interrupted when he crashed into four of the parked automobiles. The man, who was arrested on April 22 for allegedly driving under the influence, does not have a valid driver’s license.

According to reports, several people saw the accident as it happened. When the man stepped out of the vehicle, he allegedly tried to flee on foot. The bystanders began chasing him while the police made their way to the scene of the crash.

Just after 8:00 PM, officers from the Springfield Police Department arrived at the site. They quickly discovered he was approximately one block away and that he was still being trailed by the individuals. The police reported that the man seemed like he had been drinking alcohol, and he was taken into custody.

It was reported that he is facing several preliminary charges, including DUI as a revoked driver – four or more offenses, aggravated DUI – revoked/suspended license, aggravated DUI/vehicle not covered by insurance, driving under the influence, driving with a revoked license, leaving the scene of an accident, and possession of cannabis.

In lieu of being jailed on bond, the man was released because he met the criteria for the state’s “Pretrial Fairness Act.”  He was ordered to wear an electronic device as a condition of his release.

If you or someone you love is suspected of a DUI offense, contact Orange County criminal defense lawyer Staycie R. Sena at (949) 477-8088 for a consultation now.

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