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Previous DUI Offender Charged Again

Nicholas W. Huntington, 24, of New Lenox, was charged with aggravated DUI while on probation for the same charges from a year ago.

A New Lenox man was charged with an aggravated DUI last weekend while already on probation for a separate DUI incident that occurred last year.

Nicholas W. Huntington, 24, of the 100 block of Towncrest Drive in New Lenox, was charged with driving under the influence, driving on a revoked license, speeding and making an improper turn in addition to the aggravated DUI charge.

Kathy Hoffmeyer, a Will County Sheriff's Department spokeswoman, said Illinois State Police arrested Huntington at 1:47 a.m. Saturday, Nov. 12, near La Grange Road and Interstate 80.

Huntington was taken to Will County Jail and was given a $5,000 bail. State police couldn't immediately provide further details about the arrest.

But according county's booking website, Huntington ws charged with an aggravated DUI that resulted in an injury to someone else.

According to Will County Court records, Huntington was serving 30 months probation for a previous DUI arrest. He pleaded guilty last year to aggravated DUI charges stemming from an Oct. 9, 2010, arrest.

More news: South Suburban Drunken Driving Arrests, Nov. 13

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john bruno November 15, 2011 at 12:50 PM
So sad for such a young man.
sells November 15, 2011 at 01:35 PM
I guess probation is not enough of a deterent; luckily he didn't kill anyone (yet).
Dede November 16, 2011 at 03:34 PM
I didn't know bail was a possibility when you were already on probation.
Ed November 17, 2011 at 12:18 AM
I have very little compassion for these types of repeat offenders, especially when they put others' lives at risk. He obviously didn't learn his lesson the first DUI. Like Sells said, luckily he didn't kill anyone (yet).

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