Drunk-driving charges are always important to take seriously, regardless of who faces them, especially when the defendant has previous drunk driving convictions. Even more important is it to take such charges seriously when one is a public official or holds a position which could put one’s public image at risk.
A measure is making its way through the Illinois legislature that may give drivers with past DUI convictions the hope of being able to legally drive upon our roads once again. DUI laws in Illinois have toughened over time and that's what makes this story unusual.
Illinois has some of the toughest drunk driving laws in the state and recently earned Mothers Against Drunk Driving’s highest rating as a result. But even MADD thinks that one of Illinois’ DUI laws is too strict -- or at least isn’t as effect as it could be.
The state of Illinois recently earned a "five star" rating from Mothers Against Drunk Driving for its efforts in preventing drunk driving. As you can probably guess, that means the state does not go easy on suspected drunk drivers.
A 24-year-old man from Naperville, Illinois, is facing legal troubles again in connection with a series of drunk driving charges. The man, who was arrested after allegedly achieving speeds of up to 124 miles per hour while intoxicated, has already been subject to several excessive speeding tickets in the past. In addition, his license is currently suspended in connection with a 2012 drunk driving case. Other legal troubles have also surfaced. The man currently has two pending speeding ticket cases, and he has been convicted of battery in the past five years. Overall, the man has been convicted nine times in the past seven years for a variety of traffic violations in two counties.
A 36-year-old Illinois man is facing a variety of drunk driving-related charges after he came close to hitting a police officer in his vehicle. The man, from Brookfield, was dropping off a student at a local high school at the time of the near miss. The officer was stationed outside of the Riverside-Brookfield High School during the morning drop-off period in an attempt to prevent dangerous traffic violations.