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Illinois Auditor General Charged with DUI

 Posted on February 26, 2013 in DUI/DWI

LeeviIllinois Auditor General William Holland was charged with driving under the influence of alcohol in Springfield on February 8, the Chicago Tribune reported. Holland, 61, admitted that he received tickets for alleged drunken driving and improper lane usage. According to a police report, Holland “had a very strong odor of an alcoholic beverage on his breath, red, blood-shot glassy eyes.” Holland underwent field sobriety tests, which he failed. He also refused to take a breath test which means his license will be suspended for a year.

Holland said the entire matter was “unfortunate… I was in my own car,” he said. “It was not a state vehicle. There was nobody else with me. I was on my own time. I’m happy to say that there was no damage to any property or any individual.” He is scheduled for a court appearance in March.

Holland was appointed last year to his third term as the state’s government watchdog. When he was voted for a third term, lawmakers praised his efforts in the investigation into the administration of

Democratic Governor Rod Blagojevich. The Illinois Senate moved the former governor from office in January 2009. Blagojevich was convicted in federal court of wide-ranging corruption and was sentenced to 14 years in prison.

Drunken driving charges should not be taken lightly. It isn’t smart to fight these charges without an experienced criminal defense lawyer. A DUI charge can have serious consequences on both your personal and professional life. If you have been charged with DUI, it is in your best interests to contact a capable Rolling Meadows DUI attorney immediately.

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