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Drunk Driving Archives

MTV star arrested for driving under the influence

Chicago residents may be interested in learning about a drunk driving situation involving "Jackass" star Bam Margera. According to reports, Margera was arrested on Jan. 7 for a DUI. Although this was his first offense, he has battled with alcohol abuse for a number of years. He has spoken about his battle with alcohol abuse and his desire to embrace sobriety. Margera may have been encouraged to embrace sobriety following the drunk driving death of his friend and fellow "Jackass" star Ryan Dunn back in 2011.

What happens at a preliminary hearing for DUI

Preliminary hearings are not common in DUI cases because people usually plead guilty when there is a significant amount of evidence against them, such as a Breathalyzer test. Furthermore, in Illinois and some other states, preliminary hearings are only held in felony cases.

Illinois man accused of driving with a BAC of .358 percent

Police in Illinois say that a man taken into custody on drunk driving charges on Dec. 24 had a blood alcohol level of more than four times the legal limit. The 46-year-old Chicago resident is said to have recorded a blood alcohol level of .358 percent when breath tested by officers with the Riverside Police Department. Motorists are considered too impaired to operate their vehicles safely when their blood alcohol levels are .08 percent or higher.

Illinois man charged with DUI and resisting arrest

A man is facing a raft of charges including driving under the influence, resisting arrest and reckless driving following a one-car crash in the parking lot of an adult entertainment venue. The 34-year-old is said to have made a number of incoherent statements to police officers and paramedics after driving his car into a ditch. The incident took place on McClure Street in the City of Galesburg at approximately 12:49 a.m.

President Trump uses December 2017 to discuss impaired driving

DUI accidents have negatively impacted the lives of Illinois residents. Undoubtedly, many agree with the sentiments President Donald J. Trump expressed when he proclaimed December 2017 as National Impaired Driving Prevention Month.

Judge lowers bail for woman who allegedly crashed while drunk

A judge significantly lowered an Illinois woman's bail on Nov. 17 after she was accused of driving drunk and crashing into a pond. The 31-year-old mother was facing four counts of aggravated DUI and a maximum of 12 years behind bars.

Man charged with DUI after being found on sidewalk

Police in Riverside, Illinois, say that a 33-year-old man was taken into custody on Nov. 11. Authorities first saw the man's 2005 Cadillac parked on a sidewalk at the intersection of Ogden Avenue and Lionel Road at about 2:40 a.m. When an officer first made contact with the man, he was passed out in his vehicle, and there was a beer in the cup holder.

Character actor faces DWI after colliding with gas meter

Movie buffs in Illinois may be interested to learn that actor Christopher McDonald is facing drunk driving charges in California. Known for his roles in "Thelma and Louise," "Happy Gilmore" and "Ballers," McDonald was taken into police custody on Oct. 28 following a one-car collision.

Tiger Woods seeks a diversionary program for DUI charge

Illinois golf fans may be interested to learn about the developments in Tiger Woods' DUI case. Rather than face a criminal conviction, Woods is seeking to attend a DUI school in Florida. The state allows first-time offenders to seek a pre-trial diversion program.