Crime & Courts

State Rep. Steve Reick to enter plea in DUI case

Steve Reick
Steve Reick

State Rep. Steve Reick is scheduled to enter a plea Aug. 30 in a case involving drunken driving charges pending against him in Sangamon County.

Reick still is permitted to drive after his May 2 arrest, but he must take a breath test in order to start the vehicle’s engine.

Illinois Secretary of State spokesman Henry Haupt confirmed Friday that restrictions were placed on Reick’s license June 17 and a Breathalyzer ignition interlock device was installed in his vehicle the next day.

Reick, R-Woodstock, filed a petition in May seeking to challenge any driving restrictions, according to online Sangamon County court records. It does not appear Reick’s attorney had argued the petition in court as of Friday, however.

Illinois State Police filed charges of driving under the influence of alcohol and driving with a blood alcohol content more than 0.08% against Reick in early May.

Reick serves Illinois’ 63rd House District, which covers the western portion of McHenry County, including Woodstock, Marengo, Hebron, Harvard and part of McHenry. 

He could not be reached for comment Friday, but in statement issued the day after his arrest, Reick said he regrets his actions.

“I made a stupid and regrettable decision last night and accept full responsibility for my actions,” Reick said in the statement.

The case was scheduled for a plea Friday morning in Sangamon County, but the matter was continued until Aug. 30, court records show.

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