Urbana man charged 6th time with DUI

URBANA — An Urbana man arrested over the weekend for at least the sixth time for driving under the influence is looking at six to 30 years in prison if he is convicted.

An Urbana police report said that just before 10 a.m. Saturday, an Urbana police officer was sent to a park in the 1100 block of East University Avenue to check on a man slumped at the wheel of his car.

The man was identified as Larry A. Fuchs, 55, who listed an address in the 300 block of Smith Road.

Police smelled alcohol on him. He tried to perform field sobriety tests but eventually refused to do them. Police said Fuchs' blood alcohol concentration was 0.24 percent — three times the limit under which Illinois motorists are presumed intoxicated.

On Monday, the state's attorney's office filed aggravated DUI and driving under revocation charges against Fuchs.

Court records show he has five prior driving under the influence convictions dating to 1980 as well as other convictions for reckless driving and driving under suspension.

Judge Richard Klaus set his bond at $250,000 and told him to be back in court Oct. 8.

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