A man who took a plea deal in a driving under the influence case last week was arrested in Highland Park for driving under the influence just hours after his court hearing.
Sammy D. Lee, 55, of Kenosha, Wisconsin, was charged with aggravated driving under the influence, improper lane usage, driving on a suspended license and driving under the influence of alcohol.
Police officers made a traffic stop on Lee’s vehicle on St. John’s Avenue in Highland Park early Thursday morning.
Officers stopped Lee because of improper lane usage and found him to be driving under the influence, a police report said.
Lake County Assistant State’s Attorney Mary Daly said Lee had bloodshot glassy eyes and officers could smell an odor of alcohol coming from Lee.
Daly said Lee appeared unsteady and admitted to drinking three hours earlier.
Field sobriety testing was conducted and Lee exhibited multiple signs of impairment, Daly said.
Lee’s driver’s license is currently revoked, Daly said.
Court records show Lee was arrested in Lake Forest on February 13, 2022, for driving under the influence of alcohol, driving below the speed limit and operating an uninsured motor vehicle.
Lee was in court on Wednesday, just hours before the Highland Park traffic stop, where he pleaded guilty to reckless driving in exchange for his other charges from the February 13, 2022, incident being dismissed.
He was sentenced to 12 months of supervision and ordered to not possess illegal drugs, not to drive, not to consume alcohol and attend DUI school.
Lake County Judge Theodore Potkonjak ordered Lee held on a $250,000 bond for his latest case.
Lee remains held in the Lake County Jail and would need to post $25,000 cash in order to be released.
A status of attorney hearing is scheduled for April 20.