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Off-duty officer arrested and charged with DUI

Without question, being arrested on suspicion of driving under the influence of alcohol can be incredibly humiliating and ruin a person's reputation. Those who are arrested and charged with DUI can have their careers and lives basically destroyed. Not only is the experience embarrassing, but it is extremely worrisome and those charged often suffer through sleepless nights filled with anxiety. Recently, an Illinois State Police officer was arrested and charged with DUI while he was off-duty.

State representative blames exhaustion for a DUI charge

Receiving a charge for driving under the influence of alcohol can be extremely humiliating and greatly tarnish reputations. Recently, an Illinois state representative was arrested and charged with DUI at a traffic light. The man alleges he fell asleep and was wrongfully charged. The representative claims the DUI charge was nothing more than a result of exhaustion.

A DUI charge can turn a holiday into a tragedy

During holidays, police in Illinois say that there are more arrests made for driving under the influence of alcohol than at other times of the year. In Illinois and across the country, police forces commonly ramp up patrols during holidays, in an effort to reduce accidents and keep the roadways safe. Holidays are a time of celebration for many, and it is important to remember to celebrate responsibly. Getting a DUI charge is definitely something that can turn a celebration into a tragedy.

Drivers can receive a DUI charge without consuming alcohol

Driving under the influence is a very serious charge that can mean jail time and significant fines. Additionally, a DUI charge can ruin reputations and stay on person's record, hampering any attempts at future employment. However, many Illinois residents are unaware that a DUI charge is possible if a driver is operating a motor vehicle with drugs in his or her system. Driving under the influence of drugs is just as dangerous as drunk driving. Using drugs before driving, prescription or recreational, can land a person behind bars.

Man charged with DUI after arrest at a golf course

Driving while intoxicated is not only incredibly dangerous, it endangers the lives of others. In recent years, police forces in Illinois and across the country have stepped up efforts to combat drunk driving. Being charged with a DUI can be quite stressful and worrisome. Unfortunately, an individual who is arrested for DUI can potentially face punishment and negative consequences for the rest of his or her life.

Driving while using certain medications can result in DUI

It's common knowledge that driving under the influence of alcohol is illegal and extremely dangerous. Every year, thousands of drivers are arrested for DUI across Illinois. However, many people may not know that it is possible to receive a DUI charge without consuming alcohol. Driving while under the influence of certain medications can be just as dangerous as driving under the influence of alcohol, and it can also result in heavy fines and jail sentences.

Facing a DUI charge can be a dreadful experience

A charge of driving under the influence of alcohol can be humiliating and have disastrous effects on a person's life for many, many years. In Illinois, a DUI charge can result in jail time and huge fines. Being thrown into a jail cell is dehumanizing and is something that no person wants to face. However, a DUI charge does not necessarily mean an individual will face a conviction. Although a charge like this can make a person feel like all hope is lost, there are options available to help those who have been charged.

A DUI is possible despite inaccurate field sobriety tests

Without question, driving while under the influence of alcohol is one of the most dangerous things a person can do. The state of Illinois has very steep penalties for those convicted of driving under the influence, and rightfully so. When police suspect that a person may be driving while intoxicated, they use field sobriety tests to determine the sobriety of the person. However, these tests are not always accurate, so a person could be driving legally and still end up with a DUI.

Facing a DUI charge can be worrisome

Those who are arrested and charged with driving under the influence of alcohol may face many sleepless nights filled with worry and anxiety. Being hit with a DUI charge can impact a person for the rest of his or her life. Although Breathalyzers and field sobriety tests are not always accurate, a driver can be charged any time he or she is suspected of being under the influence of alcohol. Steep fines and jail time can await those who are convicted in Illinois.

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