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Woman Shows Up Drunk to DUI Hearing

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By Cynthia Hsu, Esq. on June 09, 2011 6:44 AM

Want to know a quick way to get your bail revoked? Show up drunk in court.

Sandra Uher, 54, had been arrested for and charged for her sixth DUI in Illinois. Her bail was revoked when she showed up for her latest court hearing date intoxicated.

Uher has been charged with DUIs since 1997. Her recent charge was for running a stop sign in a suburban neighborhood. At the time of her arrest, her blood-alcohol content was 0.30, which is four times the legal limit. She was also driving on a revoked license.

If convicted of the charge, she could be sent away for 6-30 years in prison, reports NBC Chicago. A lengthy sentence for sure - and perhaps a reason why she felt the need to drink again.

Before her bail was revoked, she had previously been released on bail after posting $10,000 on her $100,000 bond, according to NBC Chicago.

She was later taken to Cermak Hospital, a part of Cook County Jail, for evaluation, reports the Daily Herald.

So, why was Uher's bail revoked? It could have been for a variety of reasons, but most likely she had violated a condition of bail.

Conditions can be put on bail to prevent defendants from committing further acts. Since Uher's propensity for drinking and driving seems to speak for itself, the judge might have put a condition on her bail that said she could not drink - in which case, she clearly violated this condition by coming to court drunk.

As a result, her bail was revoked, and she is now facing a trial that may end in a lengthy sentence - and she probably hasn't garnered any sympathy points with the judge.

Uher should have learned in the first place not to drink and drive - it's dangerous, and could harm innocent bystanders. She should also learn not to be drunk in court.

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