Man with 30-plus tickets sentenced in Naperville speeding case

<p>Brett M. Uftring</p>

Brett M. Uftring

A man who spent time in jail for drunken driving and who has been ticketed more than 30 times in just over 15 years for traffic violations has been ordered to perform community service work, after being arrested late last month for excessive speeding on Naperville’s far west side.

Naperville police on March 28 charged Brett M. Uftring with speeding 35 mph or more over the posted limit, after a patrol officer’s radar unit indicated he was driving 90 mph in a 45 mph zone.

Uftring, 34, of Joliet, pleaded guilty Monday in Naperville’s municipal courtroom to an amended charge of speeding 21 to 25 mph over the statutory limit, according to records on file in DuPage County Circuit Court in Wheaton.

Associate Judge Mary E. O’Connor accepted Uftring’s plea and ordered him to perform 30 hours of public service work as part of his penalty, records showed. O’Connor also placed Uftring on supervision, and ordered him to pay unspecified fines and court costs, records indicated.

Naperville police Sgt. Steve Schindlbeck in March said Uftring was arrested about 10:41 p.m., after a patrol officer stopped his silver, two-door 2002 Chevrolet Camaro near 75th Street and Route 59, on the city’s border with Aurora.

The speed limit in that area is 45 mph, but the officer’s radar unit showed Uftring driving at 90 mph, Schindlbeck said. Uftring offered the officer no excuse, and “readily admitted using poor judgment” by speeding, Schindlbeck said.

DuPage County court records showed Uftring in November 2006 was charged with driving under the influence of alcohol in Aurora. A judge on May 8, 2007 ordered him to perform 100 hours of community service work, placed him on a year of supervision and ordered him to enroll in the county’s DUI school, according to records.

Twenty days later, on May 28, 2007, Uftring was arrested and charged with drunken driving near 75th Street and Book Road in Naperville, records indicated. He was sentenced that November to 30 days in DuPage County Jail and placed on two years of probation, records showed.

Court records further revealed Uftring since 1998 has amassed more than 30 traffic tickets from law enforcement agencies in DuPage, Will and Kane counties, roughly half of them in Will County. Those charges have included speeding, driving without insurance, squealing the tires on his vehicle and disobeying traffic signals, according to records.

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