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Mendota man gets county jail time

PRINCETON — A Mendota man is serving 90 days in the Bureau County Jail after pleading guilty to the Class 2 felony of aggravated driving under the influence (DUI).

Jason M. Brandner, 35, was convicted of the felony on Sept. 4, following a June 6, 2012, incident in which he was pulled over by a Princeton Police officer for improper lane usage.

Brandner failed a field sobriety test and was arrested for DUI. The charge was enhanced to the Class 2 felony based on Brandner’s prior convictions.

Brandner was represented in Bureau County Court by Peru attorney Doug Olivero. Prosecuting the case was First Assistant State’s Attorney Anthony Sciuto. The case was heard by Circuit Judge Marc Bernabei.

In addition to receiving the county jail sentence, Brandner was placed on two and one-half years conditional discharge and ordered to pay fines totaling $3,724. This was Brandner’s third DUI conviction, having prior misdemeanors in 1994 and 2001 in LaSalle County.

He has no other criminal record.

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