MONTICELLO — A White Heath man faces up to a year in the county jail when he is resentenced next month for driving when he should not have.
William Eiben, 49, admitted earlier this week in Piatt County Circuit Court that he violated the probation he was on for driving under the influence of alcohol in 2010 when, in August 2011, he caused a collision that killed a Bondville man.
On Aug. 4, Eiben was driving a van on Illinois 10 in eastern Piatt County, when he said the sun blinded him and he turned in front of Gordon S. Newman, 50, who was driving a motorcycle. The crash happened at 6:20 a.m. as Eiben was preparing to turn onto the ramp to go east on Interstate 72.
Piatt County State's Attorney Dana Rhoades said blood tests on Eiben did not turn up any substances in his system. She filed the petition to revoke his probation the same day as the crash.
Eiben admitted on Tuesday that he violated the probation he had received in March 2010 for DUI by driving with a revoked license.
Judge John Shonkwiler is scheduled to resentence Eiben on March 29.