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The other half of drunk driving: Drugged driving

Illinois law enforcement agencies and advocacy groups spend a significant amount of time making sure that drivers understand not to drink alcohol and then get behind the wheels of their cars. Drivers are given breath tests and field sobriety tests to determine impairment. However, drunk driving is not the only crime for which an individual could be arrested. Drugged driving could also result in an arrest and possible charges. 

Car accidents lead to drunk driving charges for some drivers

Sometimes, Illinois residents get into their cars without realizing that they may be too impaired to get behind the wheel. The effects of the alcohol may not have really hit until the car is already in motion. Then, a car accident occurs, and an arrest for drunk driving follows soon thereafter.

Drunk driving charges filed after accident on I-88

One of the first factors many Illinois police officers look for after an accident is the possibility of impairment on the part of one or more drivers involved. Depending on the circumstances, officers may administer breath tests at the scene or obtain consent for a blood test from either the individual or a court. The results of those tests could result in drunk driving charges filed against one or more people.

Man charged with drunk driving in a driveway

Illinois residents may have heard stories about people being charged with DUI or DWI when the vehicle was not even moving. Even if a vehicle does not move or only moves a few feet, a driver may face charges for drunk driving if he or she was behind the wheel at the time. Knowing this, it should not be too difficult to believe that a man was arrested on suspicion of driving under the influence in a driveway.

What penalties could you face if convicted of drunk driving?

Like every other state in the union, Illinois takes it seriously when people get behind the wheel of their vehicles after consuming alcohol. Alcohol-related accidents kill and seriously injure far too many people each year. The penalties associated with a drunk driving conviction can be harsh and often have ramifications on an individual's life well beyond any sentencing imposed by a criminal court.

Illinois man accused of drunk driving after alleged pursuit

The early hours of the morning are often a common time frame for a driver who is exhibiting erratic behavior to fall under suspicion of driving under the influence. When someone chooses to evade a traffic stop during this period, his or her actions could be viewed as a sign or admission of guilt. An Illinois man is facing drunk driving charges after an alleged incident involving several traffic offenses.

Officer pulled over for speeding now faces drunk driving charges

Criminal allegations alone can have an impact on a person's personal and professional life, and a conviction is much more severe. For those who work within law enforcement, the result of a similar situation can be devastating. An officer in Illinois has been placed on desk duty while awaiting an internal investigation after he was recently arrested on suspicion of drunk driving.

Falling alseep at the wheel could lead to drunk driving charges

Many individuals worry about falling asleep at the wheel out on the road. Although potentially dangerous while driving, some may simply doze off while their car isn't moving. If involved in a traffic stop during this time, a person could face criminal accusations shortly after. Unfortunately for one man in Illinois who was allegedly found under similar circumstances, he is now accused of drunk driving, along with other serious criminal charges.

Man falls asleep at wheel and is accused of drunk driving

The early hours of the morning might be considered a common time period for an individual to be suspected of a crime. For a person who has fallen asleep at the wheel of a vehicle during these hours, accusations of drunk driving may soon follow. A 26-year-old man is facing criminal charges following an alleged traffic offense involving a police officer in Illinois.

1 accused of drunk driving after allegedly hitting car and tree

A conviction for driving under the influence can have a disastrous impact on a person's life. Allegations alone can be stressful and intimidating, especially when there are multiple pending charges in addition to DUI. When facing similar consequences, an accused individual may wish to protect his or her future, but may be unsure how to proceed. An Illinois woman may be facing several challenges after she was recently accused of numerous crimes, including drunk driving.

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