McLean County man charged with having a weapon while driving drunk

An Illinois State Police trooper arrested the man on May 11. (Photo courtesy: ISP)

By Blake Haas

BLOOMINGTON – A McLean County man stands accused of having a handgun while driving drunk in the twin-cities. 

Illinois State Police allegedly observed James Robinson, 21, driving erratically around 4:30 a.m. on May 11. 

Troopers stopped Robinson and asked him to exit his car for a field sobriety test. 

Authorities say Robinson then allegedly ran toward the back of the car, where he was arrested. 

During a search of the area, troopers allegedly found a handgun with no serial number and one round in the chamber. 

McLean County prosecutors charged Robinson with one count of possession of a weapon, driving under the influence, and improper lane usage. 

Robinson was released with conditions from the McLean County jail.

Blake Haas can be reached at [email protected].


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