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Police Reports

Man faces felony charge after 12 convictions for driving with suspended license

Aurora driver in jail on $75K bond

Paul F. Santiago was charged with felony driving with a suspended license for the 10th to the 14th time and misdemeanor driving without headlights when required and driving with a suspended license.
Paul F. Santiago was charged with felony driving with a suspended license for the 10th to the 14th time and misdemeanor driving without headlights when required and driving with a suspended license.

BATAVIA – An Aurora man was charged with felony driving with a suspended license for the 10th to the 14th time, Batavia police and court records show.

According to Illinois Secretary of State records, Paul F. Santiago, 54, of the 1500 block of Church Road, Aurora, has been convicted of driving with a suspended license 12 times from 1989 through 2017. On Nov. 27, Santiago was charged for the 13th time with driving with a suspended license and driving without lights when required, both misdemeanors.

Driving with a suspended license for the 10th to the 14th time is a Class 3 felony, punishable with two to five years in prison and fines up to $25,000 if convicted.

Santiago is currently being held in the Kane County jail on a $75,000 bond, which would require him to post $7,500 bail or 10% in order to be released.

Kane County Judge David P. Kliment denied a request to reduce the bond at a Dec. 4 hearing.

His next court date is Dec. 19.

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