RI man faces 2 charges for allegedly driving drunk on a revoked license

Posted Online: Jan. 29, 2013, 6:44 pm
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By Rachel Warmke, rwarmke@qconline.com
Police claim a Rock Island man drove more than 20 miles over the speed limit while intoxicated before being stopped by officers on Nov. 17.

Dewaun Anthony Berry, 34, faces his third driving under the influence conviction and third offense for driving on a revoked license.

Ata preliminary hearing on Tuesday in Rock Island County Circuit Court, Illinois State Police Trooper Marvin Wagle said Mr. Berry drove52 miles per hour in a 30 mph speed limitnear Centennial Bridge about 1:15 a.m. Nov. 17, at a time when his driver's license was revoked for a previous DUI conviction.

The trooper said Mr. Berry appeared to have slurred speech, bloodshot eyes and smelled of alcohol. TrooperWagle testified Mr. Berry submitted to a preliminary breath test and blew .105, higher than the legal limit of .08.

Mr. Berry previously has been convicted of two DUI offenses and two driving on a revoked license violations, the trooper said.Mr. Berry remained in Rock Island County Jail on Tuesday on a $15,000 bond and has a pretrial conference scheduled for March 1.


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1864 — 150 years ago: A mad dog was shot in Davenport after biting several other canines and snapping at several children. The police should abate this nuisance — there are about 500 dogs in this city that ought to be killed at once.
1889 — 125 years ago: Track laying operations on 2nd Avenue, stopped by the Moline-Rock Island company last spring for lack of rail, have been resumed.
1914 — 100 years ago: Bulletins allowed to come through the strong continental censorship of all war news indicated that Germany was advancing with a dash against both Russia and France.
1939 — 75 years ago: Emil J Klein, of Rock Island, was elected commander of Rock Island Post 200, American Legion.
1964 — 50 years ago: Members of the Davenport police department and their families are being invited to the department's family picnic to be held Aug. 27 at the Mississippi Valley Fairgrounds.
1989 — 25 years ago: Beginning this fall, Black Hawk College will offer a continuing education course in horseback riding at the Wright Way Equestrian Center, Moline, located just east of the Deere Administration Center.

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