BATAVIA – A St. Charles woman was charged with four counts of felony aggravated driving under the influence, according to court records and police reports obtained through the Freedom of Information Act.
Alexis A. Gault, 37, of the 500 block of South 19th Street, St. Charles, was charged April 29 with aggravated driving under the influence without insurance; aggravated driving under the influence without a valid driver’s license; aggravated driving under the influence with a blood alcohol content greater than 0.08 percent; and aggravated driving under the influence with a blood alcohol content greater than 0.08 percent and not having a valid driver’s license, according to the charging documents.
The lack of a license, insurance and the alcohol content creates the aggravating factor that elevates the DUI charge to a felony, according to state statute. Each charge is a Class 4 felony punishable by one to three years in prison and fines up to $25,000.
According to the police report, Gault was stopped at 2:32 p.m. April 28 in the 800 block of North Randall Road in Batavia.
Gault was released after posting $2,000 bail or 10 percent of the $20,000 bond that was set, court records show.
The terms of her bail include that she not use drugs or alcohol, records show.
Gault’s next court date is May 31.
Kane County court records show Gault was also charged Nov. 12, 2013, with driving under the influence, speeding, improper lane use, driving without insurance, possession of drug paraphernalia, possession of 2.5 grams of marijuana and possession of a marijuana grinder.
In that case, Gault received alcohol treatment, paid $1,030 in fines, was placed on 12 months of supervision and performed community service. She was released from court supervision July 13, 2015.
Gault was charged Sept. 30, 2014 with driving without insurance, for which she also received supervision and a fine of $250. Gault was released from court supervision Feb. 2, 2015, court records show.