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Republican state Rep. Steven Reick will still be able to drive after he pleaded guilty Friday to DUI in Sangamon County Circuit Court. Democratic state Rep. Kam Buckner’s DUI case has yet to be resolved. Buckner has pleaded not guilty.
Illinois State Police arrested Reick for DUI in Springfield on May 2. He took a breath test that showed his breath-alcohol concentration was 0.146 percent, nearly twice the legal limit. Dashcam video showed the Republican from Woodstock stumbling and admitting that he had too much to drink.
After Friday’s hearing in Springfield, he referred questions to the initial statement he made after he was arrested.
“I made a stupid and regrettable decision last night and accept full responsibility for my actions,” Reick said at the time.
Reick’s attorney, Scott Sabin, said Friday that his client pleaded guilty.
“He’s, I don’t want to say pleased, but ‘relieved’ is a better word, that this matter is put behind him in the court process,” Sabin said. “He’s been placed under court supervision, so long as he abides by the law and stays out of trouble, this won’t appear on his record and be happy to put this behind him.”
The year-long supervision comes with more than $1,600 in fines. Reick was also ordered to complete ten hours of counseling.