A 49-year-old Huntley man was arrested early Monday in Elgin and charged with his fifth DUI offense, according to police and court records.
Timothy L. Bartlett, of the 13700 block of Wilshire Way, was pulled over at 12:27 a.m. on the 200 block of Walnut Avenue after an officer observed Bartlett driving a white Jeep Grand Cherokee below the speed limit and weaving, according to an Elgin police report.
As Bartlett was giving the officer his identification card, Bartlett said, “I don’t have a license, and now I’m going to prison for five years,” the report states.
The felony DUI charge carries a prison term of four to 15 years if convicted.
Bartlett has four previous convictions after DUI arrests in 1986 and 1999 in DuPage County and 1997 and 1998 in Cook County, police said. He also has eight previous convictions for driving while his license was suspended, police said.
According to an Elgin police report, Bartlett struck a curb with his Jeep when pulling over and later failed field sobriety tests. He refused a breath test.
Bartlett is next due in court May 23. He was being held at the Kane County jail on $70,000 bail.Copyright © 2013 Paddock Publications, Inc. All rights reserved.