According to police reports, an Illinois man reportedly crashed his car into a Chicago Ridge home while he was allegedly intoxicated. The incident happened on March 21 around 3 a.m. at a home in the 10600 block of Austin Avenue.
Service on the South Chicago branch of Metra's Electric District was knocked out after an allegedly drunk semi-truck driver crashed into a support for the line's electric wires on Dec. 14. The accident occurred around 5:30 p.m.
An Illinois woman is facing charges of DUI for an incident that reportedly occurred on Nov. 1 in Jackson County when her vehicle caught fire after leaving the roadway. According to police, four children were in the vehicle when the accident happened.
Police in Illinois say that alcohol was partly to blame for a crash involving four vehicles on the evening of Oct. 16. A 43-year-old Naperville woman was taken into custody after the accident on charges of drunk driving and speeding. The four-vehicle crash occurred across the street from Neuqua Valley High School in Naperville at approximately 11:20 p.m.
Illinois media outlets have reported that a guitarist in a popular Chicago band may have been under the influence when he allegedly hit and killed a pedestrian on the evening of Aug. 21. The 33-year-old man's bail was set at $200,000 when he appeared in a Cook County court on Aug. 23 to face drunk driving charges. The pedestrian accident took place on West North Avenue in Chicago's Humboldt Park neighborhood at approximately 8:24 p.m.
Twin sisters were recently arrested on similar charges within the same 24-hour period of one another. Authorities suspect that both Illinois women may have been driving under the influence of drugs or alcohol, which prompted the arrests. Although they have both been charged with DUI, the sisters garnered varying additional charges.
A man police say may have been intoxicated behind the wheel of his vehicle has been arrested following a crash that claimed the life of his passenger. The 28-year-old Illinois resident was accused of aggravated DUI following the car accident that killed the passenger in his pickup truck. The driver was booked into the Grundy County jail.
A driver police say may have been intoxicated behind the wheel is being charged with a number of infractions related to an accident on Oct. 2 that sent three people to the hospital. Illinois police allege the 23-year-old was DUI when the accident occurred. The two passengers in the vehicle were also cited for a variety of alcohol-based infractions.
A crash that sent five school-age children to a local hospital is being blamed on a 23-year-old driver police say may have been intoxicated at the time of the accident. The woman has been charged with DUI by Illinois law enforcement after her vehicle struck a school bus on the morning of Aug. 21. The investigation is ongoing and no court date has yet been set.
A rollover crash on an interstate highway has led to the arrest of one woman who police believe may have been intoxicated at the time of the accident. Illinois authorities are still investigating the accident, but they suspect the woman operating the vehicle may have been DUI. Nine children were injured in the accident.