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Harvard man to be re-sentenced on aggravated DUI charge

Published: Friday, June 27, 2014 2:31 p.m. CDT • Updated: Friday, June 27, 2014 9:27 p.m. CDT

WOODSTOCK – A Harvard man will have his probation revoked after admitting Friday that he tested positive for drugs multiple times since being placed on probation.

Jason A. Bowling, 33, was placed on three years of reporting probation after previously having pleaded guilty to aggravated driving under the influence. Prosecutors, who at the time asked for a prison sentence, said that Bowling blew a 0.229 at the time of his March 2012 arrest.

Three months after being arrested in McHenry County, Bowling was again arrested on a DUI in Wisconsin. In that incident, Bowling had a child in the car with him, Assistant State's Attorney David Metnick has said.

His probation was ordered by McHenry County Judge Gordon Graham, who will re-sentence Bowling on July 8.

Metnick on Friday said that since being place on probation, Bowling admitted to authorities that on four occasions, he had taken Norco pills – an opioid pain medication – that were not prescribed to him. He also tested positive for alcohol and at least once, he failed to report to probation officer, as was ordered as part of his sentence, Metnick said.

Bowling faces between one to three years in prison on his original charge, though Metnick said he could be eligible for an extended term.

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