Filed 2/27/09 NO. 4-07-0923
IN THE APPELLATE COURT
THE PEOPLE OF THE STATE OF ILLINOIS,
RICK J. LYNN,
Circuit Court of
Scott J. Butler,
JUSTICE STEIGMANN delivered the opinion of the court:
In September 2007, a jury convicted defendant, Rick J.
Lynn, of aggravated driving under the influence of alcohol
(aggravated DUI) (625 ILCS 5/11-501(d)(1)(A) (West 2006)). The
trial court later sentenced defendant to 18 months in prison.
Defendant appeals, arguing that the trial court erred
by admitting (1) evidence of the civil penalties imposed for
refusing to submit to a Breathalyzer test and (2) irrelevant
evidence. We affirm.
In March 2007, the State charged defendant with (1)
aggravated DUI in that defendant drove a vehicle under the
influence of alcohol after he had been convicted of DUI on three
previous occasions (625 ILCS 5/11-501(d)(1)(A) (West 2006)) (No.
07-DT-9), and (2) possession of a controlled substance (1 gram or