A Carbondale, Illinois man has been convicted of aggravated DUI.
Clifton Williams, 38, pleaded guilty to aggravated driving under the influence of alcohol on June 1.
According to Jackson County State's Attorney Michael C. Carr, on January 19 Carbondale police responded to the 900 block in E. Main Street for a report of a reckless driver going eastbound on Illinois Route 13.
Officers found the vehicle driving without its headlights on. They pulled the car over and identified the driver as Williams.
Police say he smelled strongly of alcohol, his eyes were bloodshot and his speech was slurred.
They say Williams failed standard field sobriety tests, but he refused to provide a breath sample.
According to police, a review of his driving record showed that his driver's license was suspended for a prior violation for driving under the influence.
On Jan. 20, the Jackson County State's Attorney's Office charged Williams with one count of aggravated DUI of alcohol and one count of aggravated driving while license suspended.
On June 1 Williams pleaded guilty to aggravated DUI and all other charges were dismissed.
Williams will serve 2.5 years of probation. He will complete an alcohol evaluation and any treatment pursuant to that evaluation, and he also must attend a victim impact panel held by Mothers Against Drunk Driving.
The investigation was conducted by the Carbondale Police Department. Assistant State's Attorney Patrick Brewster was responsible for the prosecution of the case.
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