Posts tagged "Drunk Driving"

Illinois police say hit-and-run driver was intoxicated

A 31-year-old Illinois woman is facing a raft of charges after allegedly fleeing the scene of an accident in Riverside on Sept. 2 while under the influence of alcohol. The Brookfield resident has been charged with driving while under the influence of alcohol, leaving the scene of a traffic accident and failing to render aid or information following an accident. The incident took place in the parking lot of the Riverside Police Department facility on Riverside Road at approximately 6:53 p.m.

Studies show marijuana-positive drivers increasing

Illinois motorists may be interested to learn that the number of marijuana-positive drivers has increased while the number of alcohol-positive drivers has decreased. The findings were drawn from several studies conducted by the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration.

Former Knicks coach arraigned on DUI charges

Illinois pro basketball fans might have learned a cautionary tale about drinking and driving from the arraignment of Derek Fisher. According to court records, a car crash in June has led to charges of operating a vehicle under the influence of alcohol and driving with a blood alcohol content of 0.08 or higher for the former coach of the New York Knicks.

Uber driver carrying passenger charged with drunk driving

An Illinois Uber driver is facing several criminal charges including a felony drunk driving count for allegedly transporting a paying customer while under the influence of alcohol. The man's Ford Explorer SUV was pulled over by police in northern Kane County during the early morning hours of May 28. He was then placed into custody and handed charges of aggravated DUI and disorderly conduct. He was also cited for a number of traffic violations. The man's bail has been set at $10,000, and he is scheduled to appear in court again on June 28.

Know what is at stake with a DUI charge in Illinois

Like most people, you probably didn't set out to drive after you had too much to drink. In fact, you probably didn't intend to get drunk; you might simply have wanted a couple of drinks with friends or family. Regardless of your intentions at the beginning of the night, you later got stopped and arrested for drunk driving.

Drugged driving may be becoming more prevalent

Illinois motorists may not be pleased to learn that, as opioid drug abuse is becoming more prevalent in certain parts of the country, drugged driving incidents also appear to be increasing. In fact, a 2014 survey showed that the number of those who admitted to driving while under the influence of drugs was approximately 10 million.

Woman charged with DUI after hitting school bus

On Feb. 10, a woman was charged with driving under the influence after she struck a school bus with her van. The accident took place along northbound route 32 in central Illinois while a busload of high school basketball players and cheerleaders was traveling to a basketball tournament.

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