A 23-year-old man who continued to drive despite having had his license revoked or suspended has been sentenced to six months in DuPage County Jail.
Joliet resident Parrish A. Walls has an extensive record in DuPage County, one that includes convictions for vehicular trespassing and marijuana possession.
Walls pleaded guilty in DuPage County Circuit Court to a felony charge of aggravated driving under the influence of alcohol with a license that had been suspended or revoked, stemming from an incident late last winter in Naperville. Court records showed companion charges of aggravated driving under the influence, driving with a suspended license, driving without insurance and disobeying a traffic signal were dismissed in exchange for that plea.
Judge Blanche Hill Fawell recently accepted Walls’ plea and sentenced him to 180 days in jail, said Paul Darrah, spokesman for State’s Attorney Robert B. Berlin. Fawell gave Walls 15 days of credit toward that term for the time he spent in jail following his arrest, Darrah said.
Fawell also placed Walls on two years of probation and ordered him to pay $1,882 in fines and legal costs, Darrah said.
A Naperville police officer on routine patrol arrested Walls about 2:37 a.m. March 24, as he was driving near 75th Street and Naper Boulevard in the east-central part of the city. The officer determined Walls was drunk at the time, according to written police reports.
One of Walls’ arrests for driving with a suspended or revoked license occurred on Aug. 13, 2012 in Villa Park. Court records indicated a judge in January found him guilty in that matter, placed him on two years of supervision and assessed unspecified fines and fees.
Walls in February 2012 was placed on two years of probation and ordered to serve 10 days in the Sheriff’s Work Alternative Program, or SWAP. That was his penalty for a September 2011 felony crime of criminal trespass to vehicles in Downers Grove, court records showed.
He also was convicted of a June 2007 misdemeanor charge of possession of marijuana in Woodridge, according to records. Walls was ordered to perform 30 hours of community service work and placed on six months of supervision in that case, records indicated.