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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Being convicted of DUI charges and spending some time in jail would be considered significant events for most Illinois residents. In fact, most people would not want to go through that experience again and may even vow to not repeat it. However, a Washington Park man has been arrested for alleged drunk driving, making it the third time he has faced DUI charges.
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.