Chicago Man Arrested for DUI Hours Before Court Appearance for Prior DUI

John Jackson, 62, was spotted by Chicago Police driving south on Halsted with his headlights off. Upon pulling him over, the officers found did not have a valid driver’s license or proof of insurance, and believed that he was under the influence of alcohol.

According to police reports, when the officers asked Jackson if he had been drinking he stated, “I had a little, I’m not drunk. I’m suspended for a DUI, I go to court tomorrow.” After searching his vehicle, police allegedly discovered a half empty bottle of Hennessey Cognac.

Jackson was given a Breathalyzer test and charged with felony aggravated DUI, misdemeanor driving on a suspended license, and cited for driving without insurance, no headlights, and illegal transportation of alcohol.

Man arrested for DUI hours before hearing on another DUI charge, www.suntimes.com, March 23, 2011

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