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Motorcycle accident leads to drunk driving charges

Illinois police arrested a man who allegedly backed over a motorcyclist on an interstate. The driver was apparently not injured the wreck and is now facing charges for drunk driving and driving recklessly. If convicted, he could spend up to 25 years behind bars.

Drunk driving arrests down 13 percent in Naperville

Driving under the influence is an issue throughout Illinois, but certain municipalities appear to experience more DUI arrests than others. A recent review of drunk driving data from across Illinois revealed that some areas had increased in DUI arrests while others had seen a decline. One of the locations many kept a close eye on was Naperville, which historically tends to be in the top five on the annual survey.

Drunk driving consequenses

A dinner out with friends often sounds like a great idea. A nice dinner, stimulating conversation and a relaxing drink or two can make for a nice evening. However, this wonderful evening can be cut short in a matter of minutes if flashing lights suddenly appear in the rearview mirror. What began as a wonderful evening can suddenly end with drunk driving charges if Illinois law enforcement officers suspect that the driver has exceeded the legal limit.

Illinois driver faces drunk driving charges

Early morning hours can present some challenges for the Illinois driver. In addition to pitch-black darkness, the driver often faces the challenge of fatigue. These factors, along with others, can easily lead to driving miscalculations, errors and accidents. When this happens, it is possible that an assumption of drunk driving will be made.

Summer holiday season leads to increased drunk driving patrols

Picnics, barbeques, family and friends are staples throughout the summer season. Illinois residents often spend weekends and holidays enjoying the warm weather and socializing. For some, part of the enjoyment is indulging in a drink or two with friends. However, as one decides to partake, he or she will want to be aware that Illinois law enforcement has announced increased vigilance in looking for those who may be drunk driving.

Man says drunk driving decision impacted by mental health issues

There are many reasons people may repeatedly commit crimes. These include addiction and mental health issues, which can sometimes be helped through treatment rather than incarceration. In Illinois, a board member of the Park District of Forest Park has gone to treatment after spending time in jail for three drunk driving charges.

Illinois man jailed for suspected drunk driving

One man is dead and another is being held in police custody after a car crash claimed the life of a 25-year-old Bloomington resident. Pennsylvania authorities have reason to believe the driver involved in the accident may have been intoxicated behind the wheel. That individual has been charged with aggravated drunk driving as well as several other charges pertaining to this case.

Illinois man faces 16th drunk driving charge

Presumed innocent until proven guilty is the assumption under which Illinois's criminal justice system operates. In other words, when law enforcement officers detain someone for drunk driving or some other offense, they need to have proof that this is in fact the case prior to detaining them. While this is the case in most instances, one has to wonder if this holds true when the individual who has been stopped has a history of such behavior.

Woman gets 7th drunk driving charge, has 6 prior convictions

Alcohol is well-known for allowing people to shed their inhibitions. When taken to an extreme and practiced daily, the loss of inhibitions can become a way of life that signals a breakdown of the person's normal mental health processes. In Illinois, the specter of unbridled alcoholism can be seen sometimes in the arrest of drunk driving suspects.

Illinois man faces drunk driving charges

A man in La Salle is facing serious charges after he allegedly crashed his vehicle the night of March 16. The 31-year-old man was arrested by Illinois State Police under suspicion of drunk driving. Authorities have not announced a court date at this time, but it has been confirmed that he has been released from police custody. 

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