Driving Under The Influence
A Back of the Yards man tried to flee police Saturday near the University of Illinois at Chicago and dragged an officer more than 20 feet with his SUV.
Konnor Burns is charged with driving under the influence, reckless driving, resisting a peace officer and driving at a speed of 124 mph on a 45-mph stretch of Plainfield-Naperville Road not far from his family home.
A 23-year-old man who had been arrested or ticketed more than 20 times since receiving his driver’s license — and who continued to drive despite having had his license suspended — has been sentenced to 30 days in jail.
The 66-year old police chief of south suburban Robbins failed a field sobriety test and a Breathalyzer last weekend when he was arrested for drunk driving, according to police in Midlothian.
A 34-year-old Hammond, Ind. woman — who police say had a blood-alcohol level 2 1/2 times over the legal limit — ended her 34th birthday celebration early Saturday by totaling her car when she rear-ended a semi on I-80 outside of Gary.
A University of Illinois student from north suburban Lake In The Hills was killed in an apparent hit-and-run in Urbana overnight.
A Montgomery police officer was hurt early Saturday morning, as a party broke up when shots were fired.
An 18-year-old man faces two felony counts of driving under the influence after he crashed a pickup truck into a sports-utility vehicle early Sunday in northwest suburban Elgin, authorities said.
While the mayor of Highland Park has expressed frustration with the Lake County State’s Attorney’s Office’s handling of the fatal crash that caused the death of a 5-year-old girl, authorities continue to investigate the accident, David Schwarz, the city’s deputy police chief, said Thursday.
A 28-year-old woman has been charged with drunk driving in a crash that killed a young mother in the Englewood neighborhood on Friday.
A person was killed early Sunday in a fiery crash on I-57 near southwest suburban Calumet Park, State Police said.
The 19-year-old driver of a car that crashed into a tree in northwest suburban Cary early Saturday has been charged with driving under of the influence of alcohol.
A 24-year-old man was arrested for drunk driving early Thursday morning after driving 11 miles in the wrong direction on the Edens Expressway through Chicago and the northern suburbs.
A 37-year-old man is in police custody Sunday morning after he crashed an ambulance he allegedly stole from a hospital in the Humboldt Park neighborhood.
A motorist whose car became lodged beneath a semi truck and was dragged for 200 feet down the Eisenhower Expressway early Monday morning has been charged with driving under the influence.