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St. Charles man charged with third DUI

Published: Wednesday, Feb. 19, 2014 5:30 a.m. CDT

ST. CHARLES – A St. Charles man whose license was revoked in the 1980s for driving under the influence is being held on $75,000 bond on new DUI charges, according to reports.

Andrew M. Cox, 54, of the 400 block of South 10th Avenue, was charged Monday with felony DUI for his third offense, felony DUI for driving with a revoked license and felony driving with a revoked or suspended license, according to a St. Charles Police Department report.

The report notes he also was charged with improper lane use, driving without insurance, DUI and driving with a suspended or revoked license.

An officer reportedly stopped Cox at about 12:30 a.m. Monday after seeing his vehicle drive into the median on the 0-99 block of Prairie Street in St. Charles. Cox smelled of alcohol and refused to submit to field sobriety tests, police reported, noting he also declined to provide a breath sample once at the police station.

Tri-Com Central Dispatch confirmed to police that Cox was “revoked as of 1987 for a prior DUI,” according to the report. Police also determined that Cox had two prior DUI arrests and four prior arrests for driving with a suspended or revoked license, police reported.

According to online Kane County sheriff reports, Cox was being held in jail Tuesday on $75,000 bond. He is expected in court at 8:30 a.m. April 2, St. Charles police reported.

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