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Man charged with drunk driving for seventh time

A 48-year-old man was arrested in Illinois for his seventh consecutive drunk driving offense. The man, from Bolingbrook, was accused of aggravated DUI, and bail was set at $75,000. The defendant needs to pay 10 percent of that amount in order to be released before trial.

Police charge both drivers with DUI following crash

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.

Driver charged with felony DUI following crash in Illinois

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.

Impaired drivers targeted by saturation patrols

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.

illinoiss city starts 2018 with a spike in DUI

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.

How drivers are charged in a DUI case

illinoiss 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.

illinoiss Supreme Court: Okay to seize wife's motorcycle

According to news reports, the illinoiss Supreme Court has ruled that it was okay for the state to seize a Harley Davidson motorcycle owned by the wife of a man who was convicted of a DUI offense while he was riding it. The decision was split with two justices dissenting.