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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.

Woman, 19, accused of DUI after fatal car accident

A 19-year-old Illinois woman was charged with aggravated DUI on Sept. 11 after she was accused of causing a fatal car accident outside a Cook County church. The crash reportedly occurred at about 2:30 a.m. in the 1000 block of West Roosevelt Road in Chicago.

Woman charged with DUI after alleged hit and run

On Sept. 2, an Illinois woman was charged with DUI after she struck a car parked in the Riverside Police Department parking lot before fleeing the scene. Authorities were alerted to the incident at about 6:53 p.m. by the individual who owned the car that had been damaged in the incident.

Drunk driving deaths decreased after implementation of DUI laws

Since the state of Illinois implemented its DUI legislation in 1997, the number of fatalities caused by drunk driving accidents has decreased by approximately 43 percent. Even so, the director of the Illinois Department of Transportation noted that drunk driving still occurs in the present day.

Football coach accused of DUI

A football coach at an Illinois high school was taken into custody for driving under the influence of alcohol on July 15. However, school officials said on Aug. 4 that, although he will not be coaching the football team, he did still have his job as athletic director.

Education and treatment for DUI offenders

California motorists who have pleaded guilty to DUI omay be required to attend an alcohol awareness program. It can be required as a condition of their probation or as part of their suspended sentence. The court orders attendance to these programs so that offenders can be educated about the effects of DUI and the dependency on alcohol. The programs are typically used in lieu of or to reduce stiffer punishments offenders might be subjected to, like incarceration, fines or the suspension of their driver's license.