A 58-year-old Lake in the Hills woman faces up to decades in prison after a jury found her guilty of driving under the influence for her sixth time while her license was revoked.
Tammy Newsome, 58, of the 0-100 block of Walnut Grove Court in Lake in the Hills, was indicted by a grand jury on four counts of aggravated driving under the influence and one count of driving with a revoked.
In April 2018, Newsome drove her vehicle while she was under the influence of alcohol, court documents show.
Newsome allegedly committed at least five prior violations of driving under the influence when she was indicted in October 2019.
The grand jury alleges the five prior violations were committed in Cook County once in 1985 and twice in 1999, once in Kane County in 1999 and once in McHenry County in 2009.
Newsome failed to appear in court in December 2019 and a warrant was issued for her arrest.
Newsome was arrested in July 2021 and her bond was set at $100,000.
A jury trial was held and on Tuesday a jury found Newsome guilty on two counts of aggravated driving under the influence, Class X felonies.
The jury also found her guilty of driving on a revoked license, a Class 4 felony.
A Class X felony carries a mandatory minimum sentence of 6-30 years in prison and probation or conditional discharge cannot be imposed.
A Class 4 felony carries a sentence of 1-3 years.
Newsome is scheduled to appear for a sentencing hearing on March 31.