Posted by Phoenix Felony DUI Attorney Nick Alcock:
The moment he ended up in the creek, he was up the creek without a paddle. Jeffrey P. Allen has been down this road before, but this time it’s really going to cost him. Perhaps forgetting all about his previous five DUI convictions, the 42-year-old Chicago suburbanite chose to once again get behind the wheel of his van and promptly crash it into a creek. Allen was allegedly so impaired that night due to a dangerous combination of marijuana and alcohol that he failed to properly negotiate a curve in a county road, landing the van in the creek. Allen was not alone in the accident. With him was the vehicle’s owner, who sustained minor injuries but was able to walk to a nearby home for assistance.
Allen’s blood-alcohol content was 0.19 at the time of the crash. Police also determined he had traces of cannabis metabolites in his system so he was violating multiple driving while intoxicated laws. His rap sheet included three prior DUIs, two aggravated DUIs, and one conviction for leaving the scene of an accident involving injury. Allen pleaded guilty to an aggravated driving under the influence charge. After he entered his plea, the judge sentenced him to 14 years in prison, in large part because of his extensive record. Allen potentially faced a maximum penalty of thirty years in prison.
Aggravated DUI charges are most commonly the result of being arrested for three or more DUIs, getting into an accident that seriously injures or kills another or getting a DUI while driving with a revoked or suspended license or a having a minor child with you in your vehicle. And these are just to name a few.
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