An off-duty Chicago Police officer charged in a deadly drunken driving accident wasn’t intoxicated and was only trying to avoid the 13-year-old boy riding his bike on the wrong side of Ashland when the officer struck and killed him, the cop’s attorney said at the first day of his trial Tuesday.
A Michigan man pleaded guilty to drunk driving on Monday in a crash that killed his girlfriend at Balmoral Park Racetrack last April.
A speeding motorist high on marijuana and angel dust dived head-first into a shocked stranger’s car through the driver’s side window, then bizarrely yelled to chasing cops that “the pancakes are on the floor,” authorities say.
A Joliet woman was charged with aggravated DUI after she hit a barrier and struck a bicyclist with her car on the Near West Side after allegedly downing six vodka drinks in two hours, officials said.
A suspected drunken driver who was shot by police early Friday after fleeing officers who found him passed out with a gun in a Jeep on a South Loop street has been charged.
A West Pullman man has been charged with drunk driving in a hit-and-run that killed a 52-year-old woman in the Back of the Yards neighborhood on Tuesday.
A woman had a blood-alcohol level more than twice the legal driving limit when she crashed her sport-utility vehicle head-on into a car killing two people.
The family of a man killed in an alleged drunken driving crash in January filed a wrongful death lawsuit Wednesday against the driver accused of causing the crash.
A southwest suburban police officer was sentenced to six years in prison Monday for a December 2009 DUI crash that killed a 29-year-old man on the Stevenson Expressway.
A young man from Chicago was sentenced to 10 years in prison Friday, one week after pleading guilty in a fatal drunk-driving crash last June in Wilmette.
A Chicago man has been charged with drunk driving in a hit-and-run that killed another motorist who was waiting for a tow truck while standing on the shoulder of the Stevenson Expressway.
The Gurnee woman accused of attacking a police officer with a sex toy was accepted into a chemical dependency treatment program Friday, according to Lake County Assistant State’s Attorney Scott Turk.
A Will County jury has found Cecil Conner Jr. guilty of aggravated driving under the influence in the high-speed crash that led to the death of his girlfriend’s 5-year-old son last spring.
An admittedly drunk driver took the witness stand in his own defense Friday, testifying how a Chicago Heights police officer ordered him behind the wheel before he crashed his girlfriend’s car, killing the 5-year-old boy he called his own.
Bond has been set at $250,000 for a Lynwood village clerk charged with drunk driving in a crash that killed a 32-year-old woman earlier this month.