It’s that time of year, when more people are celebrating the season with family, friends, and co-workers; and police are reminding you to play it safe.
With more people expected to be driving this Thanksgiving weekend than last year, Illinois State Police will be watching even more closely for drunken and distracted drivers.
An off-duty Chicago Police officer has been stripped of his arrest powers after he allegedly fired multiple times at an off-duty suburban cop who tried to pull him over after suspecting he was driving drunk, law enforcement sources said Monday.
A 10-year-old girl was struck by a vehicle in a school zone Thursday afternoon in southwest suburban Riverside.
Alcohol was a factor in a single-vehicle rollover crash that injured two people on Interstate 57 in south suburban Country Club Hills late Sunday, police said
Maciej Machniewicz, 45, was driving south on Austin Avenue before “abruptly” turning east onto Belmont Avenue, according to police. He then hit another southbound vehicle and forced it to crash into a third vehicle. The vehicle Machniewicz was driving then hit a traffic box, a light pole, a fence and a pedestrian before coming to a rest.
A Naperville woman is free on bond and awaiting trial, after she allegedly triggered a four-vehicle traffic crash late Thursday night near Neuqua Valley High School while drunk.
Kelsey Ibach and three others got into Philip Cho’s 2008 BMW 535i on Sept. 13, according to the suit and police. Cho, who was allegedly drunk, lost control of the vehicle, which struck a utility pole and rolled over in the 700 block of West Erie, the lawsuit said. Cho allegedly fled the scene, leaving the other occupants behind.
Police say a woman who passed out drunk while driving in the west suburbs on Monday night woke up and smashed her vehicle into a squad car as officers tried to rouse her in Riverside.
The boy–whose name was withheld by police due to his age–faces seven felony counts of burglary and one felony count of possession of a stolen vehicle, in addition to 12 misdemeanors including DUI, reckless driving and theft.
The driver of a pickup that fatally struck a pedestrian Tuesday night in northwest suburban McHenry has been arrested on suspicion of driving under the influence, police said.
A Geneva man accused of being drunk when his car plunged into a west suburban Naperville pond initially pointed the finger at his two friends who drowned as a result of the crash, according to prosecutors.
Sean Riley, 33, faces one felony count of aggravated DUI resulting in accident or death, two misdemeanor counts of DUI, and two traffic citations.
Based on a blood test taken at the hospital after police got a warrant, Dwayne Johnson had a blood alcohol level of .17 when he crashed his Lincoln Towncar into a Chevy HHR in Center Township on July 4.
Illinois State Police have joined their counterparts in a dozen other states for a massive public safety initiative this weekend.
After a man whose license has been revoked seven times in the past was arrested for drunk driving for the fourth time last weekend, Riverside Police Chief Thomas Weitzel said it was the last straw.
A male under the age of 21 was charged with DUI early Monday after the SUV he was driving collided with a rental truck on I-80, injuring one woman in southwest suburban Mokena.
Karsten Eilertsen, 19, entered a blind plea of guilty to two counts of aggravated DUI for the March 3, 2013, crash in Barrington Hills. His Chevrolet Suburban was traveling north on Route 59 about 3 p.m. when it sideswiped a southbound Toyota just south of Route 68, according to police.
Nicholas Raspanti, 42, of Hickory Hills, was charged with two counts of aggravated DUI in connection to a July 1 crash that killed 77-year-old Jozef Brzek, according to a statement from Burbank police.
The Fourth of July is the most dangerous day of the year to be on the roads.