Champaign woman in line for probation after DUI with child in car

Champaign woman in line for probation after DUI with child in car

URBANA — A Champaign woman who was behind the wheel when she collided with a car a year ago while driving under the influence of drugs — and with her child along — has tentatively been sentenced to three years of probation.

Assuming that Champaign County Judge Adam Dill agrees with the findings of a substance abuse evaluator, Jordan Lipscomb, 31, whose last known address was in the 1600 block of North Mattis Avenue, will also have to spend six months in the county jail and pay a $3,500 fine.

Lipscomb pleaded guilty Thursday before Dill to aggravated driving under the influence, admitting that on June 29, 2017, she drove at a time when she was under the influence of a painkiller and a sleep aid and had her 4-year-old daughter in the car.

Lipscomb's attorney, Cherie Kesler of Savoy, said Lipscomb would ask for electronic home detention at an Aug. 22 hearing intended for Dill to confirm the sentence worked out in the negotiated plea agreement.

Assistant State's Attorney Brooke Hinman said Champaign police found that Lipscomb ran a stop sign as she was southbound on Market Street and struck a car headed east on University Avenue. Police said the driver of the other car and Lipscomb's daughter were not physically injured.

Lipscomb pulled on to a sidewalk in the parking lot of the Illinois Terminal, where police found her passed out behind the wheel.

Hinman said Lipscomb got out of her car, was unintelligible and had trouble standing. At various times, she acted as if she were using a rod and reel to fish and smoking a cigarette.

She was uncooperative with officers and combative with ambulance attendants, Hinman said.

As part of her sentence, Lipscomb was also ordered to perform 200 hours of public service.

Court records show she had a prior misdemeanor conviction for DUI and another for driving under revocation.

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