Woman, 21, Racks Up Third DUI Arrest

Aileen Beernink faces prison time following Sunday morning arrest

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    MIAMI - JULY 04: Miami-Dade police officer Carlos Perez (C) uses a pen light to check the eyes of a driver as he conducts a field sobriety test at a DUI traffic checkpoint June 4, 2007 in Miami, Florida. Several law enforcement agencies were conducting the checkpoint and conducting saturation patrols to help save lives during the 4th of July holiday. The National Safety Council has rated the July 4th holdiay as one of most lethal holidays for drivers, with alcohol factoring into nearly half of all motor vehicle deaths. (Photo by Joe Raedle/Getty Images)

    A 21-year-old Naperville woman faces a potential prison sentence after being arrested early Sunday and charged with driving for at least the third time while intoxicated and with a revoked or suspended license.

    Aileen F. Beernink, of the 1600 block of Estate Circle in Naperville’s Ranchview neighborhood, was arrested about 2:50 a.m. Sunday while traveling on the 1100 block of Emerald Drive in the West Highlands neighborhood, the Naperville Sun reported, citing police reports.

    A patrol officer, who stopped her because she was driving her vehicle with its headlights off, determined Beernink was under the influence of an unspecified narcotic and had a suspended or revoked license, the reports stated

    Beernink is to stand trial on charges of driving with a license suspended or revoked for DUI for the third time, driving under the influence of alcohol, driving under the influence of drugs and driving without insurance, according to records on file in DuPage County Circuit Court.

    Police records indicated Beernink was arrested June 18 near Jackson Avenue and Mill Street on two counts of DUI and three other traffic offenses. Court records showed a judge on Oct. 12 placed her on a year of court supervision and assessed $2,310 in fines and legal costs in that case.

    She was also arrested in 2008 by Naperville police in separate cases involving possession of less than 30 grams of cannabis and driving too fast for conditions, according to court records. She was ticketed again in 2009 for driving without headlights and earlier this year for driving too fast for conditions, court records showed.

    Beernink is also the defendant in a civil lawsuit filed in August. She is accused of damaging a man’s vehicle during a traffic crash, according to court records.