McLean County raises charges against DUI driver

McLean County State’s Attorney Jason Chambers has filed new charges against the DUI accident on March 29 in light of recent circumstances.

Jamie Webb, 37, of Bloomington was allegedly driving between 45 and 60 miles per hour on Empire and Main Street around 2 a.m. Saturday morning with a blood alcohol level almost twice the legal limit when she stuck a vehicle carrying four passengers including Michael Collins, senior exercise science major at Illinois State University.

Collins passed away Wednesday evening.

Webb now faces charges with four counts of aggravated DUI. WJBC reports the offense is a Class 2 Felony which is the highest level a person can receive under a circumstance such as this one.

Previously, Webb was charged with one count of aggravated DUI and was held on bond $50,025.  Webb could face three to 14 years in prison if convicted of these charges and she remains jailed on a $500,000 bond.

Chambers hoped the unfortunate situation will help people see how serious drinking and driving is and also to see the impact it can have on a community, according to the WJBC report.

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