BELLEVILLE — Dan P. Polites II, who pleaded guilty as a juvenile to charges involving a drunken-driving fatality more than five years ago, has again been charged with DUI.
Polites, 22, of O’Fallon, was arrested Friday about 1:40 a.m. on Carlyle Avenue by Major James Lay of the St. Clair County Sheriff’s Department. Polites got his license back on Feb. 27, after it was suspended for the previous DUI conviction.
He is the son of Dan Polites, a golf professional and O’Fallon City Council member who ran for state representative.
Culpeper County Sheriff Scott Jenkins reports that at approximately 7:45 p.m. Saturday, October 4, 2014, Deputy Robert Vail was patrolling Rixeyville Road in the area of Emerald Hill Elementary School, when an oncoming vehicle failed to dim its headlights. Vail conducted a traffic stop on the black BMW and found the driver, Michael L. Jackson, 39, of Culpeper, to be under the influence of drugs.
Impaired drivers are a very real danger to themselves and to others who share the road. With this in mind, the Lee County Sheriff’s Office has launched a multi-faceted campaign of education, awareness and enforcement to battle this threat to public safety in our community. We have elected to publicize the names of those charged with the offense of Driving Under the Influence during the past week.
Hart is facing felony charges of gross vehicular manslaughter, driving under the influence resulting in great bodily injury and leaving the scene of an accident, as well as a misdemeanor charge of driving on a suspended license.
GARY A SAGER, Case Number: 14CF402 Date of Birth: Jul 27, 1962 Offenses:(hide)
ON OR ABOUT 04/01/2014 HE, WHILE THE ALCOHOL CONCENTRATION IN HIS BLOOD OR BREATH WAS 0.08 OR MORE BASED ON THE DEFINITION OF BLOOD OR BREATH UNITS IN SECTION 11-501.2 OF THE ILLINOIS VECHILE CODE, KNOWINGLY OPERATED A FORD RANGER MOTOR VEHICLE ON THE 4200 BLOCK OF N. STERLING AVENUE IN PEORIA, ILLINOIS AND THE DEFENDANT HAS 3 PRIOR VIOLATIONS OF SECTION 11-501(A) OR A SIMILAR PROVISION
The incident occurred at approximately 10:10 p.m. Thursday September 18, 2014 as Jean M. Steiner, 42 of Lewes, was operating a 1995 Chevrolet Suburban westbound on New Road just west of Old Orchard Road. For undetermined reasons the Suburban traveled off the south side of the roadway before Steiner attempted to steer the SUV back onto the roadway where it overturned and came to a stop in the middle of the road on its roof.