Moline man sentenced to 2 years probation in connection with DUI


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Posted Online: Jan. 17, 2013, 10:55 pm
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By Rachel Warmke, rwarmke@qconline.com
A Moline man was ordered to serve two years of probation after he pleaded guilty Thursday to felony counts of aggravated driving under the influence of alcohol and aggravated driving on a revoked license.

If Jeremy R. Spellious, 25, completes the terms of his probation, he will not be required to serve a stayed 180-day jail sentence.

He was charged with the revoked license count after driving a 1998 Buick LeSabre in East Moline on Jan. 2, according to records.

His drinking charge stems from a separate incident on March 3 when he nearly struck a police squad car while driving the LeSabre in Rock Island. The officer followed, eventually pulling over Mr. Spellious, who appeared intoxicated, according to information at Thursday's hearing in Rock Island County Circuit Court.

An additional charge of driving on a revoked license, in connection with the March incident, was dismissed Thursday.

Mr. Spellious was convicted in 2007 of a DUI in Henry County and two offenses of driving on a revoked license in Rock Island County — one in 2009 and another in 2011 — according to records.

At Thursday's hearing, Judge F. Michael Meersman suggested Mr. Spellious get rid of his car to also get rid of the "temptation."





















 



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  Today is Thursday, July 31, the 212th day of 2014. There are 153 days left in the year.

1864 -- 150 years ago: A corps of surgeons now occupies the new hospital quarters at the Garrison Hospital on the Rock Island Arsenal. A fence has been installed to enclose the prison hospital.
1889 -- 125 years ago: B. Winter has let a contract to Christ Schreiner for a two story brick building with a double store front on the south side of 3rd Avenue just west of 17th Street. The estimated cost was $4,500.
1914 -- 100 years ago: Germany sent simultaneous ultimatums to Russia and France, demanding that Russia suspend mobilization within 12 hours and demanding that France inform Germany within 18 hours. In the case of war between Germany and Russia, France would remain neutral.
1939 -- 75 years ago: Civil service offices at the post office and the Rock Island Arsenal were swamped as more than 700 youths sought 15 machinist apprenticeships at the Arsenal.
1964 -- 50 years ago: Last night, American Legion Post 246 in Moline figuratively handed over the trousers to a female ex-Marine and petticoat rule began. Olga Swanson, of Moline, was installed as the first woman commander of the post .
1989 -- 25 years ago: The Illinois Quad City Civic Center captured the excitement and interest of a convention of auditorium managers this weekend in Reno, Nev. Bill Adams, civic center authority chairman, said the 10,000-seat arena planned for downtown Moline has caught the eye of construction firms, suppliers, management teams and concession groups.








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