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posted: 1/23/2014 8:41 PM

Probation, jail for Carpentersville man's DUI arrest while driving kids

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  • Luis M. Villa-Silva

      Luis M. Villa-Silva


A 35-year-old Carpentersville man who had his two kids in the car when he was arrested last year for his fourth DUI pleaded guilty Thursday and was sentenced to 150 days in jail and two years of probation.

Luis M. Villa-Silva, of the 900 block of Alma Court, also must perform 200 hours of community service and undergo alcohol treatment, according to Kane County court records.

If he violates probation, he could be resentenced to up to seven years in prison.

Villa-Silva has been held at the Kane County jail on $200,000 bail since his arrest. He has nine more days in jail before he is released and must pay $2,235 in fines and court costs, records show.

According to police, a driver on Sept. 3 called in a report of a suspected drunken driver at Racine and Hawthorne roads. When authorities arrived, they saw Villa-Silva exit his vehicle, reeking of alcohol. His two children, ages 2 and 5, were in the vehicle.

Villa Silva gave police a fake name and had problems with his balance, along with bloodshot eyes, authorities said.

Under the plea agreement, which was accepted by Judge Thomas Stanfa, prosecutors dismissed two charges of misdemeanor child endangerment and obstructing identification.

Before his September arrest, Villa Silva's most recent DUI occurred in Aurora in November 2012. He was arrested and charged with DUI with a blood alcohol concentration greater than .16 and driving with a revoked license, no insurance and open alcohol in his vehicle, records show.

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