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Illinois Calls Upon Parents to Help Prevent Underage Drinking and Driving

Every state regulates the conduct of its drivers under the aegis of providing for the health, safety, and welfare of its citizens. Recently, however, Illinois has included legislation aimed at parents and adult hosts, laying the responsibility for the supervision of their underage guests directly at their feet.  Parent advisory: Do not give people under Read More

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Can I Get a DUI While Sleeping?

In Illinois, a driving under the influence (DUI) charge is more complicated that many people think. In fact, you can get charged with DUI while asleep. Last year, the son of former Illinois Governor George Ryan was charged with DUI when police found him sleeping in his pickup truck in a White Castle parking lot. Read More

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Zero Tolerance for Driving While Under the Influence of Drugs

Prior to 2011, the State needed to show evidence that using an illegal drug impaired driving before escalating a driving under the influence (DUI) charge to a felony. Now, the State only needs to show that the defendant’s driving caused an accident and that the driver used an illegal drug — even if the drug Read More

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Illinois Locks Up the Wheels of Repeat DUI Offenders

According to the Center for Disease Control, adults drank and drove 112 million times in 2010. In the same year, 62% of the 211 children that were killed in drunk driving crashes were riding with an intoxicated driver. The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration reports that approximately 33% of all drivers arrested or convicted of Read More

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Illinois’ Implied Consent Laws: Can I Refuse a DUI Test?

Everyone expresses grief in their own way. But for Chicago resident Cindy Giron, grief may carry serious legal consequences. After returning from a funeral, Giron had blood alcohol content (BAC) of 0.246 percent — more than three times the legal limit. She crashed her car into a concrete planter, putting herself and her three passengers Read More

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Not Above the Law: Robbins IL Police Chief Arrested Again for DUI

Police Chief Johnny Holmes of south suburban Robbins served the police department for 33 years. In March 2010, Holmes was arrested for driving under the influence (DUI) after he swerved into oncoming traffic, but he was allowed to keep his job. In December 2012, Holmes was arrested again for DUI with blood alcohol content (BAC) Read More

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