From the Illlnois News Network:
State Rep Steven Reick charged with DUI, second lawmaker in two months
A second Illinois state representative is facing charges of driving under the influence.
State Rep. Steven Reick, R-Woodstock, was arrested in the early morning hours Thursday by Illinois State Police. He faces multiple charges.
Sangamon County court records show Reick was allegedly driving 15-20 miles above the speed limit.
Reick also was cited by ISP with improperly using a turn signal, which could include not using a turn signal 100 feet before a turn into a business or residential area.
And he was cited by ISP for driving under the influence. It’s unclear if he provided a breathalyzer test or refused.
Reick was booked into the Sangamon County Jail after 1 a.m. and bonded out a little over an hour later.
His first court appearance is May 30.
There were multiple industry association events in Springfield where many lawmakers gathered Thursday, the final day lawmakers were in session this week before adjourning for the weekend.
“I made a stupid and regrettable decision last night and accept full responsibility for my actions,” Reick said in a statement Thursday evening.
Reick’s statement differed from the statement released by another state representative that was charged with DUI a little more than a month ago.
On March 29, state Rep. Kam Buckner, D-Chicago, was charged with DUIafter a Secretary of State Police officer noticed his 2017 Land Rover stopped at an intersection just north of the state capitol.
After a field sobriety test, Buckner declined a breathalyzer and was arrested by Springfield Police.
He was booked into the Sangamon County jail.
Buckner said in a statement that falling asleep at the wheel at an intersection was “simply a result of exhaustion.”
Lawmakers are back in Springfield Tuesday.