Naperville man hospitalized after 2nd DUI arrest

A man from Naperville’s far southwest side was briefly hospitalized earlier this week, after he apparently became ill following his arrest on drunken-driving charges.

It marked the second time in just over three years that the man, William F. Phillips, had been arrested in Naperville for DUI, according to police and court records.

Phillips, 24, lives on the 3900 block of White Eagle Drive, in the White Eagle Club neighborhood. A Naperville police officer about 1:43 a.m. Monday stopped him as he was driving his black, 2014 Honda near Glacier Park Avenue and Route 59, along the city’s border with Aurora.

Police Sgt. Bill Davis said Phillips initially was stopped for speeding. He allegedly “displayed signs of impairment, and admitted to having been drinking” several hours earlier, Davis said Thursday via email.

“Phillips complained he was not feeling well,” and was taken by ambulance to the emergency room of Edward Hospital in Naperville, Davis said.

“During a search of his vehicle, drug paraphernalia and a bag with a leafy, green substance (were) located” by police, Davis said. The Honda was towed from the scene of the traffic stop, he said.

Phillips at the hospital was charged with driving under the influence of alcohol, possession of marijuana, possession of drug paraphernalia, driving without insurance and speeding, Davis said. He added a preliminary police report did not include the quantity of marijuana Phillips was alleged to have had in the car at the time of his arrest.

Edward Hospital spokesman Keith Hartenberger on Thursday confirmed Phillips was treated there Monday morning and released a short time later.

Records on file in DuPage County Circuit Court in Wheaton showed Phillips was arrested in May 2011 by Naperville police and charged with DUI. He pleaded guilty that July in the case, and was ordered to perform 25 hours of community service work, enroll in the county’s DUI school and spend 18 months on court supervision, records indicated.

Phillips in November 2008 was placed on supervision, after being found guilty of unlawful possession or consumption of alcohol by a minor in Lombard, according to records.

An arraignment date for Phillips had not been set as of Thursday in the new DUI matter. He is free on bond.

1 Comment



Modal