Carbondale, IL man pleads guilty to aggravated DUI

Updated: Jun. 8, 2015 at 8:57 PM CDT
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CARBONDALE, IL (KFVS) - A Carbondale, Illinois man pleaded guilty to aggravated driving under the influence on Monday, June 8.

According to Michael C. Carr, Jackson County state's attorney, this was 45-year-old Shawn Johnson's fourth violation for driving under the influence of alcohol in the state of Illinois.

On Jan. 14, the Carbondale Police Department responded to a report of a drunk driver near the intersection of East Walnut Street and South Wall Street. They found the vehicle parked at the Circle K gas station.

Police waited for the vehicle to leave the establishment. It went southbound on South Wall Street.

According to police, they saw Johnson driving the vehicle without a seat belt and pulled him over. They say there was a strong odor of alcohol coming from Johnson's breath, and he also had slurred speech.

Police say Johnson performed and failed standard sobriety tests and he did not give a breath sample.

On Feb. 4 the Jackson County State's Attorney's Office charged Johnson with aggravated driving under the influence.

On June 8 Johnson pleaded guilty to the charge and will serve three years in the Illinois Department of Corrections with one, 10-year mandatory supervised release.

The investigation was conducted by the Carbondale Police Department. Assistant State's Attorney Patrick Brewster was responsible for the prosecution of this case.

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