When it comes to double-digit DUI's, I usually think of Wisconsin but this Illinois man recently got arrested for drinking and driving for the 16th time.

Driving under the influence is no joke. It's very dangerous. Plus, they are very costly.

Whenever I see a story about someone with multiple DUI's, it shocks me. Especially, the ones from Wisconsin with double digitals. How is that even possible?

The drinking and driving laws are pretty tough in Illinois, so it's a rare thing to see in our state.

According to dailyherald.com,

"A Rolling Meadows man was sentenced to 16 years in prison Wednesday for his 16th DUI, the highest number of drunken driving cases Rolling Meadows court officials have encountered." 

If he had a baseball card, his stats on the back would read as follows.

  • Seven misdemeanor DUI convictions between 1982 and 1992.
  • DUI convictions from 1993, 1997, 2002 and 2007.
  • 1999 DUI conviction was reversed on appeal.
  • Most recent felony DUI convictions were three in a single year in which he served five years and two months in prison.
  • Released in 2012, he has had no convictions since then, until now.
  • In total, he has spent 15 years, five months and eight days in custody for sentences that ranged from one to seven years.

The man hasn't had a driver's license in years, so he was driving illegally.

He obviously has a problem, so hopefully, he gets some help.

I suggest downloading the Uber app on your phone.

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