Man charged with fifth DUI

Man charged with fifth DUI

URBANA — A Mahomet man accused of driving under the influence for a fifth time is scheduled to be in Champaign County Circuit Court Friday.

Assistant State's Attorney Elizabeth Dornik said she filed two counts of aggravated DUI against Bryan G. Shreeves, 55, of the 200 block of South Ranch Lane, on Tuesday.

The charges allege that on July 11, Shreeves was driving when his blood alcohol content was 0.24 percent — three times the limit for a motorist to be presumed intoxicated in Illinois.

Dornik said at 5:50 p.m. on that Friday, a woman in Royal called 911 to report that a car was driving erratically through town and nearly hit her car head-on. After making the call, she continued to follow the driver to a convenient mart in Ogden, where he got out and was staggering.

Dornik said the woman asked the driver, later identified as Shreeves, to give her his keys and to sit down, which he did until deputies arrived.

Dornik said Shreeves had difficulty balancing, had bloodshot, watery eyes, a moderate odor of alcohol and other indicators of impairment from the field sobriety tests.

Dornik said Shreeves had prior DUI convictions from 1981, 1993, 1994, and 1995. Because of that number of convictions, he faces a mandatory prison term of between four and 15 years if convicted on this latest charge.

Shreeves is scheduled to appear in court Friday to be arraigned on the charges.

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