Month: March 2018

POLICE CHARGE BOTH DRIVERS WITH DUI FOLLOWING CRASH

On behalf of Timothy P. Martin of Martin & Kent, L.L.C. posted in Drunk Driving on Friday, March 30, 2018.

Drunk driving charges have been filed against both of the drivers involved in a motor vehicle accident that took place on the evening of March 25 in Knox County. Blood samples collected at a Peoria hospital are said to have revealed that the 50-year-old man who police say may have caused the accident by running a red light had a blood alcohol level of .346 percent at the time of the crash. He has been charged with two counts of felony DUI and faces up to 12 years in prison if convicted. A sample taken from the other driver, a 27-year-old Knoxville man, allegedly indicated a blood alcohol level of .156 percent. The legal driving limit in Illinois is .08 percent.

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WOMAN CHARGED AFTER POLICE FIND COCAINE IN HER HOME

On behalf of Timothy P. Martin of Martin & Kent, L.L.C. posted in Drug Charges on Wednesday, March 28, 2018.

It was reported on March 23 that an Illinois woman was taken into custody and charged with drug-related offenses. The charges were placed on the 34-year-old Woodstock resident following a two-month investigation.

McHenry County authorities investigated the woman's residence, which was located in the 900 block of Quill Lane, on March 21. They reportedly seized about 7 ounces of cocaine, drug paraphernalia and more than $14,000 in cash. Authorities said that the cocaine had an estimated street value of about $19,800.

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METHAMPHETAMINE CHARGES FOR MAN FOUND ON SIDE OF ROAD

On behalf of Timothy P. Martin of Martin & Kent, L.L.C. posted in Drug Charges on Friday, March 23, 2018.

A man was arrested in Illinois on March 14, 2018, and is now facing multiple drug charges in Pike County. The 43-year-old man was found parked along the shoulder of Illinois Route 96, just above Route 106. When a deputy sheriff from the county patrolled the area as part of normal rounds at around 5:00 p.m., he found the man seemingly unconscious and slumped over the driver's seat of his truck.

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DRIVER CHARGED WITH FELONY DUI FOLLOWING CRASH IN ILLINOIS

On behalf of Timothy P. Martin of Martin & Kent, L.L.C. posted in Drunk Driving on Thursday, March 22, 2018.

An alleged drunk driving incident on March 10 in Joliet has left one woman seriously injured and one man behind bars. According to reports, the accident reportedly happened at approximately 10 p.m. at the intersection of Caton Farm Road and Essington Road. A bystander who photographed the wrecked vehicles told sources that the man's blue Ford F-250 pickup truck apparently crashed into the woman's white four-door car after running a red light on Essington Road.

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IMPAIRED DRIVERS TARGETED BY SATURATION PATROLS

On behalf of Timothy P. Martin of Martin & Kent, L.L.C. posted in Drunk Driving on Thursday, March 15, 2018.

Illinois motorists driving on the South Side of Chicago might notice a higher than usual police presence. On March 3, between the hours of 7:00 p.m. and 3:00 a.m., police are planning to crack down on drinking and driving with a targeted effort. The Chicago Police Department has announced its DUI Saturation Patrol will spend most of its Saturday night in the 6th District, which includes Gresham.

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ILLINOISS CITY STARTS 2018 WITH A SPIKE IN DUI

On behalf of Timothy P. Martin of Martin & Kent, L.L.C. posted in Drunk Driving on Thursday, March 8, 2018.

Drunk driving in Naperville had been on a steady decline, but the trend suddenly reversed at the end of 2017. In December, Naperville police filed twice as many DUI charges as they had the previous December, and January 2018 also beat the previous January. However, officials are not ready to declare the years-long downward trend in DUI over just yet.

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HOW DRIVERS ARE CHARGED IN A DUI CASE

On behalf of Timothy P. Martin of Martin & Kent, L.L.C. posted in Drunk Driving on Thursday, March 8, 2018.

illinois residents who drive while under the influence of alcohol could face a variety of charges. The exact charge a person receives depends partially on the circumstances of a given case. For instance, a person who is under the age of 21 will generally be charged with a juvenile DUI if his or her blood alcohol content is at or higher than .02 percent.

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STEVE WILKOS FACING DRUNK DRIVING CHARGE

On behalf of Timothy P. Martin of Martin & Kent, L.L.C. posted in Drunk Driving on Thursday, March 1, 2018.

illinois fans of Steve Wilkos might have heard that the "Jerry Springer" star was in a car accident in January. Wilkos was charged with driving under the influence after initially claiming the wreck happened because he reached for his glasses.

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ILLINOISS MAN FACES NEW DRUG CHARGES

On behalf of Timothy P. Martin of Martin & Kent, L.L.C. posted in Drug Charges on Thursday, March 1, 2018.

A 27-year-old man was arrested by police in on Feb. 25 accused of dealing cocaine in Lee County. The charges come as the man already faces felony charges related to cocaine in Whiteside County. The man was targeted for arrest by the Blackhawk Area Task Force of the illinois State Police, which is charged with addressing drug offenses.

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