Curtiss Kahmar, 46, of Fairbury, appeared in Jefferson County Court for arraignment on Wednesday, August 25. Linda Bauer was the presiding judge.\nThe defendant is charged with domestic assault involving an intimate partner, a class 1 misdemeanor that carries a possible penalty of one year in jail, and a $1,000 fine. He is also charged with Driving Under the Influence of Alcohol (DUI), first offense, a class W misdemeanor punishable by seven to 60 days in jail, a $500 fine and a driver's license revocation of six months.\nOn July 23 of this year, at approximately 10:21 p.m., Jefferson County Deputies were dispatched to a residence in Fairbury in response to a report of a domestic assault.\nAccording to the Arrest Affidavit, en route to the scene, deputies witnessed \u201ca vehicle traveling at a high rate of speed.\u201d\nDeputies stopped the vehicle and identified the driver as Kahmar. According to the Affidavit, Kahmar denied the assault.\nA field sobriety test was conducted. The Affidavit states impairment was observed. Then a preliminary breath test was conducted and the Affidavits indicated a result of .147. Kahmar was then arrested.\nIn court, the defendant pleaded Not Guilty and his attorney, Dustin Garrison, made a demand for a jury trial. Another hearing is scheduled for September 29. The defendant remains free on a $10,000 (10 percent) bond.