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updated: 2/4/2014 6:34 PM

Woman gets probation, monitoring for 3rd DUI in Elgin

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  • Jessica L. Silva

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A 28-year-old Hoffman Estates woman was sentenced to 30 months probation and 90 days with an alcohol monitoring device after pleading guilty to her third DUI, according to Kane County court records.

Jessica L. Silva, of the 1100 block of Aspen Court, also must complete alcohol treatment and pay $3,600 in fines and court costs after pleading guilty last month to felony aggravated DUI.

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Silva, who also must attend a victim impact panel, could be resentenced to up to five years in prison if she violates probation, records show. She also was sentenced to 13 days in jail.

Kane County Judge Thomas Stanfa accepted the guilty plea, in which prosecutors dismissed other, less serious charges that were filed against Silva following a traffic stop in Elgin last fall.

In that stop, police found Silva passed out and on the wrong side of the road at 5:05 a.m. Oct. 19 on the 400 block of Hill Avenue after her 2013 Honda Civic struck another vehicle, according to court documents.

She refused to take a breath test and was cited for driving without insurance and for driving on a suspended or revoked license.

A message left with Charles Nutley, Silva's defense attorney, was not immediately returned Monday.

Prosecutors said Silva was originally -- and incorrectly -- charged with her fourth DUI at the time of her arrest and the charges were corrected when she pleaded guilty before Stanfa.

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