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Illinois man receives DUI charge after crash

Car accidents are unpredictable and can happen in the blink of an eye. Accidents can happen for a multitude of reasons and have a wide range of future impacts. However, when a person receives a DUI charge regarding an accident, the ramifications can be severe and do permanent damage to a person's career and reputation. An Illinois man is facing DUI charges after police say he crashed his vehicle and left the scene.

2 drivers hit with DUI charges after crash

Those that receive a charge such as driving under the influence of alcohol can be faced with moments of great stress and anxiety. A DUI charge can do irreversible damage to a person's reputation and psyche. Even though the potential penalties can mean jail time and/or fines, it is helpful to know that a charge is not a conviction.

Although serious, a DUI charge is not a conviction

A charge for driving under the influence of alcohol or driving while intoxicated can do irreversible damage not only to a person's record but also to his or her reputation. In the state of Illinois, the penalties for a DUI charge can mean hefty fines and even jail time, should a conviction result. These consequences can cause many sleepless nights full of anxiety and worry. However, a DUI charge is far from a conviction.

Car crash kills Illinois man; brother facing DUI charge

A 22-year-old man is dead after a fatal car wreck. The deceased man was in the hatch area of an SUV, which didn't have a formal seat. His brother, 28, has been charged with DUI after allegedly smashing the vehicle into a guardrail on an exit ramp off a major highway.  There were also five people in the front seat. There were two other passengers injured.

Teen driver faces DUI charges for death of her teen passenger

Prosecutors are often relentless when they charge a person for driving under the influence of drugs and alcohol. DUI accusations can result in many sleepless nights for individuals who are worried about potential fines, suspension of their drivers' licenses and even potential jail time. However, blood tests and field sobriety tests are not foolproof, and thus not all charges result in convictions. A recent incident in Illinois resulted in a teenage driver facing serious criminal allegations.

DUI suspected in fatal Illinois wrong-way crash

Car accidents can happen any moment for a variety of different reasons. Even when drivers are typically safe and follow traffic rules, something as simple as making a wrong turn can have devastating consequences. Unfortunately, Illinois State Police believe that a recent accident was caused by DUI rather than a simple mistake.

Man arrested for DUI after driving with kids in car

An Illinois man currently faces a drunk driving charge after police said he consumed alcohol and then drove while his children were in the back seat of his car. The incident occurred early in the morning on a recent Sunday. The 32-year-old man is facing charges for DUI (two counts) and endangering the life of a child (two counts).

Woman arrested for DUI after allegedly drinking vodka

A woman was recently taken into custody in Illinois for drunk driving. The DUI arrest took place after police said she told them she began drinking directly from a vodka bottle prior to crossing the state line. Police said they first noticed her car speeding at about 3:40 a.m. on a Sunday and thus executed a traffic stop.

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