MORRIS – Morris Alderman Brian Feeney was indicted last week in Will County on a charge of aggravated driving while under the influence.
Feeney, 54, of Morris, was stopped Aug. 6 by Joliet police while he was driving down Essington Street in Joliet.
He was charged with aggravated driving under the influence, a Class 2 felony. He also was cited for two counts of improper lane usage and failure to make notification when causing damage to an unattended vehicle.
The bill of indictment issued Thursday indicates this would be Feeney’s third DUI.
Online court records show that in 1997, Feeney was arrested by Indiana State Police and charged with operating a vehicle while intoxicated in Lake County Indiana.
In 2010, Feeney was arrested for DUI by Illinois State Police. He was not an alderman at the time. He was sentenced to 24 months supervision, fined and ordered to attend counseling, the Victim Impact Panel as well as DUI school.
Feeney represents the Third Ward. He returned to the council last October by appointment to fill former Alderman Barry Aldrich’s position, who resigned due to moving out of the ward.
Prior to the most recent appointment, Feeney was on the council for 16 years, but did not seek re-election in 2007 because of a new job. But in 2008, another alderman resigned and Feeney was appointed to finish that term. In 2009, he lost the election to former Alderman Drew Muffler in a close race.