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updated: 10/23/2013 3:52 PM

Hoffman Estates woman faces fourth DUI charge

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  • Jessica L. Silva

    Jessica L. Silva


A 28-year-old Hoffman Estates woman was charged with her fourth driving under the influence of alcohol offense after she crashed into another car and passed out in Elgin Saturday morning, according to court records.

Jessica L. Silva, of the 1100 block of Aspen Court, has been charged with felony aggravated DUI and driving while license suspended or revoked, according to Kane County court records.

Aggravated DUI, which is the most serious charge, carries a top prison term of seven years upon conviction, but probation also is an option.

According to an Elgin Police officer's report, Silva was arrested at 5:05 a.m. in the 400 block of Hill Avenue after her 2013 Honda Civic struck another car.

"Suspect passed out after driving on the wrong side of road and striking a vehicle," read the report, which also noted Silva had bloodshot eyes, slurred speech, was swaying back and forth while standing and smelled of alcohol.

She refused to take a breath test and was cited for no insurance.

Silva was released after posting $2,000 bond and is due in court Nov. 1. She is not to drive a vehicle while the case is pending, according to conditions of her bond.

According to court records, Silva was arrested at 5:22 a.m. March 5, 2006, by Elburn police, suspected of DUI. A breath test showed a blood alcohol concentration of .106 percent, and she pleaded guilty in May of that year.

Authorities issued an arrest warrant in May 2007 after she failed to pay her fine, perform 50 hours of community service and attend a victim impact panel, records show.

Information about her other two DUI arrests was not immediately available.

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