BATAVIA – A Glendale Heights woman with four previous convictions for driving under the influence of alcohol is facing a fifth charge, this time in Batavia, police and court records show.
Cindy A. Tesch, 47, of the 100 block of Montana Avenue, Glendale Heights, was charged June 15 with felony aggravated driving under the influence after four previous convictions, according to the charging documents.
The charge is a Class 1 felony, punishable by four to 15 years in prison and fines up to $25,000, if convicted.
Charging documents show Tesch was also charged with felony driving without insurance, driving with a revoked or suspended license, driving without a license and driving while her license was revoked for the third time, all while driving under the influence of alcohol.
The four charges are each a Class 4 felony, punishable by one to three years in prison and fines up to $25,000, if convicted.
Tesch was also charged separately for those traffic offenses as well as for improper lane use, court records show.
According to Batavia police reports, officers were called to 475 N. Kirk Road at 12:20 a.m. for a rollover crash of a 2005 silver Chevrolet Malibu.
Witnesses at the scene did not see the crash, but had stopped to give aid, pulling two women out of the car, reports stated.
Both Tesch and the other woman had minor cuts and scratches, the report stated.
Police suspected Tesch of being under the influence of alcohol because she had the odor of an alcoholic beverage, her eyes were bloodshot and her speech was slurred, the report stated.
Tesch refused field sobriety tests and while at Northwestern Medicine Delnor Hospital in Geneva, she refused to submit to blood or urine tests, the report stated.
According to the charging documents, Tesch’s four prior convictions for driving under the influence were on Feb. 28, 2002 and Oct. 24, 2002 in Lake County; Dec. 11, 2011 in McHenry County and Aug. 1, 2013 in Cook County.
Tesch’s three prior convictions for driving with a suspended or revoked license were on April 16, 2003, Oct. 1, 2003 and Aug. 1, 2013, all in Cook County, according to the charging documents.
Tesch’s bond call was held via video from the Batavia Police Department, in which her bond was set at $50,000. She posted $5,000 or 10% as bail, plus credit card fees and was released, police records show.
Tesch is scheduled to return to court July 30 with an attorney, according to police records.