A 44-year-old man is currently in custody following his arrest for suspected DUI. Illinois police in Decatur arrested the man, who is now being charged with aggravated drunk driving. He is currently being held in lieu of $15,000 bond; if he manages to post bail, he will be ordered by the court not to consume any alcohol as a condition of his release pending further court proceedings.
Many thousands of motorists drive on Illinois roads and highways every day as they travel for business or personal reasons. The majority of travelers arrive at their intended destinations without incident. However, many factors can contribute to accidents on the road. A recent multi-car crash left one motorist dead and another facing drunk driving charges.
The law is not a fixed object incapable of change, and as years go on many new laws are implemented while others are struck down. An Illinois court recently ruled that a current DUI law is unconstitutional, which ultimately led to the reversal of one man's conviction. This change could also have implications for individuals accused of drunk driving in the future.
So you had a couple of drinks while you were out with friends, family or co-workers. You probably never thought that your blood alcohol concentration could possibly be at or above Illinois's legal BAC limit of .08. That is, until a police officer asked you to submit to a breath test, and the Breathalyzer machine used indicated that you may have been drunk driving.
A recent early morning traffic stop ended in a woman's arrest. Illinois police charged the driver for drunk driving along with several other charges, including speeding and improper lane usage. She was apparently visiting Illinois from her home state.
A hit-and-run accident led to the recent arrest of an Illinois woman. Police claim that she fled the scene of the single-vehicle wreck, but was found a short while later and accused of drunk driving. Although treated for minor injuries by responding paramedics, she did not require any further medical treatment.
An unconventional traffic stop led to criminal charges for an Illinois man. Police claim they stopped a man for erratic behavior behind the wheel of a lawn tractor in the early hours of the morning. He was charged with drunk driving, and his tractor was taken to an impound lot.
Illinois police officers have multiple tools at their disposal for determining whether a driver might be intoxicated. Most people are aware of Breathalyzers and blood tests, which are used to determine blood-alcohol content, but few understand that there is also a third option. Drivers pulled over on the suspicion of drunk driving might be asked to perform field sobriety tests.
A pedestrian accident led police to arrest a man on suspicion of driving under the influence of alcohol. Although he has not been officially charged, the Illinois State Attorney's office plans to file charges after fully reviewing related police reports. However, it is never too early to begin defense preparations for drunk driving charges that are likely to be filed.
Illinois police arrested a man shortly after a hit-and-run accident they believe to be his fault. Facing several different allegations, including drunk driving and other charges related to the accident, he is currently still in police custody. A judge set bail for $1 million and also ordered that he enroll in a smartphone program that monitors alcohol use in the event that he bonds out.