EDWARDSVILLE — A Worden man could get up to 22 years in prison if convicted of a charge of an aggravated driving under the influence charged filed Wednesday and a pending driving under the influence charge filed in January.
Christopher J. Loyet, 36, of the 8500 block of Schein Road, Worden, was charged Thursday with aggravated driving under the influence for allegedly driving under the influence of alcohol May 17 after having been convicted of similar charges in 2002, 2006 and 2007.
At the time of the most recent incident, he was out on bond on a Jan. 10 charge of aggravated driving under the influence. He was released on $60,000 bail and released on $15,000 recognizance bond, for which he did not have to post any cash, in the January case. Circuit Judge Kyle Napp revoked his bond Thursday in the that case.
Loyet was not in custody as of Friday afternoon, and police were looking for him.
Under Illinois law, a fourth driving under the influence charge is a Class 2 felony, punishable by up to seven years in prison. If he is convicted of both the January and May charges, he would face a Class 1, felony charge, punishable by a term of up to 15 years. The 15 years would be tacked on to the seven-year term.
Loyet has a record dating to 1997 when he was convicted of battery and sentenced to six months of supervision. He was given probation for the 2007 driving under the influence charge but was twice charged with probation violation in 2008. He also has eight misdemeanor convictions.