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Lake in Hills woman accused of 5th DUI, 3rd in a month

Tiara M. Norris

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A 30-year-old Lake in the Hills woman was charged with her fifth DUI, with three of those arrests coming last month.

The latest charge this week against Tiara M. Norris, of the 800 block of Peachtree Court, is a felony that could land her in prison for four to 15 years.

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She is being held on $100,000 bail, meaning she must post $10,000 to be released from the Kane County while her cases are pending. She is next due in court on Aug. 7.

Norris was arrested Monday after a resident on the 11N700 block of Win Haven Drive called authorities at 11:20 p.m. and reported a vehicle driving through someone's front lawn. Kane County sheriff's deputies arrived, found Norris sitting in the driver's seat of her 2008 Volkswagen with the keys also on the driver's seat, according to police records.

Norris admitted to drinking and driving to the area; she was taken to Provena St. Joseph Hospital in Elgin for a blood draw, the results of which were not immediately available.

Norris faces a felony charge as a result of her fifth DUI arrest. She is accused of having a blood alcohol concentration of .16 or more, double the legal threshold. She also is charged with driving with a revoked license.

According to court records, Norris was arrested on July 10 and July 23 in Gilberts on DUI charges. In the first case, she was pulled over for speeding and a preliminary breath test registered a .32 BAC; in the second case, an officer found Norris in her car in a ditch at about 6:30 a.m., according to court records. Both cases are pending.

Norris also was arrested in August 2012 in Lake in the Hills for a felony DUI that carried a penalty of anywhere from probation to five years in prison, records show. She also was charged with endangering the life of a child in that case.

Norris eventually had that charged reduced to a misdemeanor, and was fined $3,507, sentenced to two years probation, ordered to go to DUI school, parenting classes and a DUI victim panel, according to McHenry County court records. Norris also spent six days in jail on that charge and was sentenced to 174 days more in jail, but that sentence was to be delayed if she were able to complete probation.

Information on Norris' fifth DUI was not immediately available.

David Ullrick, who served as her defense attorney in the Lake in the Hills case, declined to comment and said he was not representing her in the cases from this July.

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