Champaign man charged with seventh DUI pleads guilty to related offense

Champaign man charged with seventh DUI pleads guilty to related offense

URBANA — A Champaign man with six convictions for driving under the influence of alcohol has pleaded guilty to a seventh offense.

David Pribble, 57, who listed an address in the 2100 block of Ivy Court, pleaded guilty on Tuesday to driving with a license that had been suspended or revoked for driving under the influence.

Under a plea agreement, two felony counts of aggravated DUI with six or more DUI convictions and one felony count of aggravated DUI with six or more DUI convictions and a blood alcohol content of 0.16 or above will be dismissed at his sentencing, which is set for April 18.

According to a police report, on May 12, 2018, police went to the Village Green Plaza near Windsor and Duncan Roads in Champaign after a woman reported her car had been hit in the parking lot of a Walgreens store.

The report said the woman's husband confronted the driver, later identified as Pribble, who admitted he had consumed a beer and begged the couple not to call police. He then walked away from the man, who noted that Pribble smelled of alcohol.

Police later found the car that the couple said had struck theirs and interviewed the passenger who had been in it. The passenger identified a woman as having been driving.

Police then talked to the woman. She initially said she was the driver before admitting that Pribble was the driver and that he was inside the house.

Police found him hiding in a closet, where he was holding a glass of alcohol.

Smelling the strong odor of alcohol coming from him, officers had Pribble perform field sobriety tests. Because he performed poorly and because his driver's license was revoked, Pribble was arrested and taken to jail.

His most recent DUI conviction was in 2002 in Douglas County, resulting in a two-year prison sentence.

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