Crime & Courts

Hampshire woman receives conditional discharge in fourth DUI

Tammy L. Norlander, 49, of the 9N400 block of Burlington Road, Hampshire
Tammy L. Norlander, 49, of the 9N400 block of Burlington Road, Hampshire

SYCAMORE – A Hampshire woman arrested in connection with driving drunk in DeKalb will not be imprisoned after pleading guilty to her fourth driving under the influence conviction.

Tammy L. Norlander, 49, of the 9N400 block of Burlington Road, Hampshire, was ordered Thursday to attend alcohol counseling as part of a two-year sentence with conditional discharge. She also was ordered to pay more than $1,300 in court costs, and for DUI tech costs, court records show.

Records show that Norlander no longer is required to wear an alcohol-monitoring bracelet, which she has worn since her bond was set at $50,000 after she was arrested May 27 on suspicion of DUI at Barber Greene and Airport roads. Police said in court records that they could smell alcohol on her when they pulled her over, and that she failed field sobriety tests.

Judge Philip Montgomery, who set the initial bond May 28 before DeKalb County Chief Judge Robbin Stuckert lowered it to $15,000 May 30, agreed to the sentence Thursday. Norlander had posted $1,500 bail to be released May 31, records show.

According to records, Norlander was convicted of DUI twice in 2008 in Kane County and again in 2017 in Hoffman Estates. She was represented by West Dundee-based lawyer Mark Uteg, and Assistant State's Attorney Jim Walsh prosecuted the case.

In compliance with the court order, Norlander is due in court April 18, 2019, to make sure she is attending classes. Her conditional discharge is set to expire April 23, 2020.

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