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Oswego woman charged with felony aggravated DUI

Woman urinated in squad car, defecated on herself during jail processing

Julie A. Haas was charged with felony aggravated driving under the influence.
Julie A. Haas was charged with felony aggravated driving under the influence.

ST. CHARLES TOWNSHIP – An Oswego woman, charged with felony aggravated driving under the influence on a third DUI, urinated on the back seat of a squad car and defecated on herself while at the jail, according to court and Kane County Sheriff’s reports.

Julie Ann Haas, 52, of the 200 block of Coyote Court, Oswego, was also charged Jan. 5 with felony driving under the influence for driving while her license was suspended due to previous DUI convictions, records show.

At 12:22 a.m., sheriff’s deputy was told by a bystander at the PB gas station at Route 47 and Jericho Road in Sugar Grove to check on a red Pontiac that was parked at one of the gas pumps, reports stated.

According to the bystander, the car had been traveling north on Route 47 when it suddenly made a hard right turn, drove off the road, crossed the grass area and into the gas station parking lot, almost crashing into the building, the report stated.

The deputy drove over to the red Pontiac, which started to drive away; the deputy activated the emergency lights and air horn. The car stopped about 10 to 15 feet away, still inside the gas station parking lot, the report stated.

The deputy approached and told the driver, identified as Haas, to roll down her window, the report stated.

“I could immediately smell a strong odor of alcoholic beverages emanating from Julie’s breath,” the report stated. “Her speech was slurred, almost unintelligible … I asked Julie several times how much she had to drink. She admitted to drinking three shots.”

While Haas was taking field sobriety tests, she struggled to keep her balance, the report stated.

“There were several instances (where) I had to get a hold of Julie in order to stop her from falling over,” the report stated. “Due to the fact that Julie was not capable of following my directions, as well as her physical and emotional state, I decided to stop the field sobriety tests to avoid any injuries on Julie due to her apparent high level of impairment caused by the consumption of alcohol.”

While on the way to the jail, Haas “became extremely aggressive, yelling obscenities and making statement(s) that did not make much sense,” the report stated.

“Julie further stated she had just urinated all over the back (seat) of my squad,” the report stated.

At the jail, Haas refused to give a breath sample or to answer any more questions, the report stated.

“Julie’s attitude had become extremely belligerent and insulting towards jail personnel and myself,” involving obscenities, the report stated.

While Haas was being processed and transferred to a cell, jail personnel told the deputy that she defecated on herself, “this possibly being another sign of the level of intoxication by alcohol on Julie’s system,” the report stated.

According to the Illinois Secretary of State records, Haas was charged with driving under the influence in 2002 and 2012 and was convicted on both offenses.

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