Plea agreement gets man charged with aggravated DUI over four years in prison

Posted on Monday, April 18th, 2016 at 4:50 pm    

On Tuesday, April 5, forty-two-year-old Phillip Morris, of Charleston, Illinois plead guilty to an aggravated driving under the influence charge for allegedly driving while intoxicated in December 2012 with an 11-year-old child aboard his vehicle.

Morris was sentenced to over four years in prison and ordered to pay over $26,000 in fines and court fees as part of his sentence due to the DUI conviction. His methamphetamine possession charge on Sept. 28, 2013 was also dismissed due to the agreement.

Coles County Circuit Judge Teresa Righter accepted the terms of the plea agreement as offered by Assistant State’s Attorney Bryant Hitchings and defense lawyer James Roytek as the basis for Morris’ sentencing.

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