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A Man in Illinois Charged with His Seventh DUI

A resident of Arlington Heights, IL is arrested for DUI afer having six prior DUI convictions under five different names.  The bond was set at $500,000 in Cook County Circuit Court.

Ok, this does not really make much sense.  Having this many DUI convictions may have been possible way back in the past, but how could this happen today with stricter laws and much better identity verification process in place?

Georgi Grigorov, 34, of the 200 block of Happfield Drive, was charged with aggravated driving under the influence, aggravated driving with a suspended license, and unlawful possession of fictitious identification. Grigorov could be sentenced to between six and 30 years if convicted on the latest charge, authorities said.

During a bond hearing in Rolling Meadows branch court, Assistant State’s Attorney Moe Ahmad said Grigorov has been convicted of six prior DUIs, four of them on bond forfeiture warrants using different names.

In the latest case, Ahmad said Schiller Park police stopped Grigorov’s BMW Saturday for traffic violations and gave him sobriety tests, which he failed. He refused to take a breath test, Ahmad said.

Grigorov gave police a New Mexico driver’s license under a fictitious name, but officers learned his real identity when they ran his fingerprints through a criminal database, Ahmad said.

In setting the high bond, Judge Jill Marisie said Grigorov posed a danger to the community. She noted that Grigorov has a pending DUI case in Skokie.

It looks pretty obvious to me that this guy should be serving his time in jail already after his third conviction.

According the Illinois State Police Website:

First DUI conviction

  • Minimum of one-year loss of full driving privileges.
  • Possible imprisonment for up to one year.
  • Maximum fine of $2,500.

Second DUI Conviction

  • Minimum five-year loss of full driving privileges for a second conviction in a 20-year period.
  • Mandatory five days imprisonment or 240 hours community service.
  • Possible imprisonment for up to one year.
  • Maximum fine of $2,500.

Third DUI Conviction - Class 2 felony

  • Minimum ten-year loss of full driving privileges.
  • Mandatory 18-30 month periodic imprisonment.
  • Possible imprisonment for up to seven years.

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