A Mount Olive man was charged Wednesday in Madison County Circuit Court with felony charges of aggravated driving while under the influence and driving while license revoked, according to a press release from Madison County Sheriff Robert J. Hertz.
Police identified the suspect as Matthew Thomas Troeckler, 27, of the 400 block of East Fourth Street.
At about 11:07 p.m. Tuesday, June 24, the Madison County Sheriff’s Office responded to a report of a possible intoxicated driver in the area of Prairietown and Seiler roads in rural Dorsey. A caller advised the Madison County Sheriff’s Office that a pickup truck had been driving erratically and crashed into a ditch, subsequently striking a utility pole on Prairietown Road north of Seiler. The responding deputy located both the crash scene and Troeckler, who was walking near the crash site.
Troeckler exhibited signs of intoxication and it was discovered his Illinois driver’s license status was revoked. It was determined Troeckler was the driver and sole occupant of the vehicle. Probable cause was developed to charge Troeckler with aggravated driving under the influence.
Troeckler was arrested and transported to the Madison County Jail, where he was held pending a review of facts by the Madison County State’s Attorney’s Office.
Troeckler qualified for the enhanced felony offense for the DUI because he had three prior DUI convictions in 2006, 2008 and 2012. The driving while license revoked charge was enhanced to a felony because his license was revoked for the previously noted DUI arrests and a previous conviction for driving while license revoked on Sept. 30, 2012.
Troeckler was also issued traffic citations for improper lane usage and operating an uninsured motor vehicle.
The warrant and criminal information was signed by Judge Kyle Napp, who set Troeckler’s bond at $60,000. Troeckler remains in custody at the Madison County Jail.