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.
A months-long investigation by Illinois police led to the arrest of three men, and more are expected to come soon. They are all facing drug charges for their alleged actions involving the sale of marijuana. Of the three, only one has posted bail while the other two remain behind bars, awaiting their court dates.
An arrest for driving under the influence is not the end of the road. Unfortunately, societal stigma and potential criminal consequences can create understandable worry for those facing drunk driving charges. A recent bill signed into law by Illinois governor aims to create a safer environment for drivers who are arrested for driving drunk.
One of the most disconcerting aspects of facing a drunk driving charge is the loss of driving privileges. A valid driver's license is often necessary for maintaining gainful employment, traveling to and from school or even just carrying out daily tasks. A driving permit or driver's license reinstatement is sometimes possible for Illinois drivers who rely on their vehicle.