Lee County’s State’s Attorney given supervision for DUI

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From Quad Cities Channel 8:

After her arrest and a leave of absence from work, Lee County State’s Attorney Anna Sacco-Miller was sentenced to a fine and two years of probation* for driving while intoxicated.

Sacco-Miller was arrested after her vehicle collided with an unoccupied parked vehicle in Dixon, Illinois shortly after 7 a.m. Sunday, November 15, 2015, according to police.  She was was charged with DUI, DUI with a blood alcohol content over .08, and failure to reduce speed to avoid an accident.

Sacco-Miller said she was coming home from a night out with friends and had fallen asleep at the wheel, before hitting the parked car. She said a breathalyzer test revealed she had a blood alcohol content of .10 percent.

The day after the incident, Sacco-Miller issued a public apology.

She then took a leave of absence for in-patient treatment, and vowed at that time she would not run for re-election.

Court records showed Sacco-Miller pleaded guilty to DUI and driving with a blood alcohol content over .08; and that she paid $2,417.00 to the court after she was sentenced January 15, 2016.  In addition to the fine, she was sentenced to two years of court supervision.

Sacco-Miller has not resigned from her position as Lee County State’s Attorney.

* Please note that although this story uses the term “probation” as interchangeable with “supervision” in fact, supervision is a special type of sentence in Illinois, in which the judge defers a final sentence and puts the offender on a period of supervision,  with conditions on the defendant during this period, and so long as he or she successfully completes all the conditions and does not commit a new criminal violation, at the termination of the period of supervision the case is dismissed.  This sentence is only allowed for first time DUI offenders.  The article does not mention whether Sacco-Miller will have to serve her six month license suspension for failing the breath test.

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