Elgin woman charged with sixth DUI comes to court drunk, authorities say

An Elgin woman charged with her sixth DUI had her bail revoked this week when she showed up for court intoxicated, court records show.

Sandra Uher, 54, of the 1200 block of Maroon Drive, was remanded to Cermak Hospital, which is part of the Cook County Jail, for evaluation on Thursday.

The hearing for the filing of pretrial motions was rescheduled for Tuesday in Rolling Meadows.

Uher’s latest arrest occurred in March after she ran a stop sign at Shales Parkway and Summit Street in Elgin and crashed into another car, police said. No one was injured in the accident. If convicted, Uher could face six to 30 years in prison.

Uher failed a field sobriety test and registered .30 on a preliminary blood-alcohol test, Cotter said. That’s nearly four times the legal limit. Uher also was driving on a revoked license, authorities said.

Uher’s initial bail was $100,000, and she was released after posting $10,000. She now will not have that option, pending her next hearing.

Her latest DUI arrest follows several previous DUI convictions. Uher was convicted of DUI in 2005 and sentenced to 18 months in prison. She received two DUI convictions in 1999 for separate offenses that occurred on the same day. And she was sentenced to supervision for drunken driving in July 1997 which became a conviction in May 1999. Uher also was arrested on charges of DUI two years ago in Kane County.

If convicted, Uher could face between six and 30 years in prison.