Illinois Man Wanted for Aggravated DUI and Resisting Arrest

Various law enforcement agencies are searching for an Illinois man who allegedly committed aggravated DUI and resisted arrest, according to an article by The Pantagraph

On October 7th at approximately 9:30 p.m., LeRoy Police Department officers stopped the Illinois man near Interstate 74 and Illinois Route 136. Before the officers could complete their investigation or an arrest, the Illinois man fled the scene by running into a nearby corn field. 

The LeRoy police officers attempted to locate the Illinois man, with assistance from the Downs and Normal police departments, McLean County Sheriff’s Office, and the Illinois State Police. Despite a coordinated search, law enforcement was ultimately unable to locate the Illinois man.

When law enforcement does locate and arrest the Illinois man, they expect to charge him with aggravated DUI, resisting arrest, and another crime. To understand the extent of criminal penalties this man could face once arrested and [...]

What are the Illinois Laws Against Drunk Driving?

Any person who drives under the influence (DUI) of alcohol or drugs represents a serious danger to the general public. Accordingly, the State of Illinois features harsh laws against DUI. Any person who violates these laws can face criminal punishment, including jail time, fines, and license suspension or revocation. 

Illinois Definition of Driving Under the Influence

Illinois law under 625 ILCS 5/11-501 makes it unlawful to operate motor vehicles while impaired by alcohol, drugs, or both. It qualifies as a DUI if a person is incapable of driving safety due to:

    A blood-alcohol concentration (BAC) of 0.08 or more; The influence of alcohol; The influence of intoxicating compounds or a combination of intoxicating compounds; The influence of drugs or a combination of drugs; The influence of controlled substances or a combination of controlled substances; The combined influence of alcohol, intoxicating compounds, drugs, or controlled substances; or Recent consumption

Illinois Woman Arrested for Fourth DUI While Speeding at Over 100 mph

Illinois State Police troopers arrested a Yorkville woman on Interstate 88 for driving under the influence (DUI) at over 100 miles per hour, according to an article by the Daily Herald. In her fourth DUI offense, this woman registered a blood-alcohol concentration (BAC) of almost three times the legal limit. 

The state troopers pulled over the Yorkville woman at approximately 12:30 a.m. on July 17th for speeding as well as improper lane and signal use. According to police documents, the woman sped up in an attempt to outrun the state troopers. 

When the state troopers approached the vehicle, they immediately noticed the stench of alcohol. The Yorkville woman admitted to driving that evening and subsequently failed the field sobriety tests. Later, a chemical test indicated the woman’s blood-alcohol concentration (BAC) was 0.238. 

Under Illinois law, any person who commits three or more DUIs will automatically face charges for aggravated [...]

What is the Difference Between DUI and Reckless Driving in Illinois?

To preserve safe roadways across the state, Illinois law prohibits driving under the influence (DUI) of alcohol or drugs. Additionally, even if a person is completely sober, Illinois law also bars people from driving recklessly or dangerously. If convicted for either DUI or reckless driving, Illinois law mandates serious criminal penalties, including but not limited to jail or prison time, fines, and probation.

Driving Under the Influence (DUI)

The Illinois definition of DUI appears in 625 ILCS 5/11-501. A person is guilty of DUI if he or she operates a motor vehicle with a blood-alcohol concentration (BAC) of 0.08 or more. It also qualifies as DUI if a person drives dangerously because he or she is:

    Under the influence of alcohol; Under the influence of any intoxicating compound(s); Under the influence of any controlled substance(s); Under the combined influence of alcohol, intoxicating compounds, and/or controlled substances.

Under Illinois law, [...]