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Police: Girl, 10, Struck By Drunk Driver Who Fled Scene

A 10-year-old girl was struck by a vehicle in a school zone Thursday afternoon in southwest suburban Riverside.

11/22/2014

Two people were hospitalized after a car rolled over on I-57 late Sunday. (Credit: Network Video Productions)

Two Hurt In Rollover Crash On I-57

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

11/17/2014

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Man Charged With Drunk Driving After Crash That Killed Pedestrian

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.

11/06/2014

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Naperville Woman Charged With Drunk Driving In Four-Vehicle Crash

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.

10/20/2014

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Woman Paralyzed In Crash, Two Others Sue Driver Who Fled

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.

10/09/2014

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Police: Woman Passed Out Drunk Behind Wheel Wakes Up, Smashes Vehicle Into Squad Car

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.

10/08/2014

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Teen Charged In String Of Vehicle Burglaries In Woodstock

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.

10/04/2014

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Driver Arrested For DUI After Pedestrian Killed In McHenry Crash

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.

09/10/2014

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New Revelations In Fatal Naperville Crash

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.

08/29/2014

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Man Charged With DUI For Fatally Striking Pedestrian In West Town

Sean Riley, 33, faces one felony count of aggravated DUI resulting in accident or death, two misdemeanor counts of DUI, and two traffic citations.

08/26/2014

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Man Charged With Drunk Driving In July 4th Crash That Killed Wife

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.

08/14/2014

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State Police To Join Crackdown On Unsafe Truck Drivers

Illinois State Police have joined their counterparts in a dozen other states for a massive public safety initiative this weekend.

07/30/2014

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Riverside Police Chief Wants Stiffer Punishment For Habitual Drunk Drivers

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.

07/18/2014

An SUV and a Penske rental truck collided early Monday on I-80 in Mokena. (Credit: Network Video Productions)

Woman Injured In I-80 Crash, Driver Charged With Underage DUI

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.

07/14/2014

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Barrington Hills Man Pleads Guilty To Fatal Drunk Driving Crash

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.

07/11/2014

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Man Charged With DUI After Fatal Burbank Crash

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.

07/08/2014

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Police Planning Crackdown On Drunk Driving For Fourth Of July Weekend

The Fourth of July is the most dangerous day of the year to be on the roads.

07/02/2014

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Stevenson Expressway Wrong-Way Driver Charged With DUI

A 24-year-old woman has been charged with DUI after driving the wrong way on the Stevenson Expressway (I-55) and causing a three-vehicle crash early Friday in southwest suburban Bolingbrook.

06/27/2014

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Man Charged With DUI After Fatally Striking Panhandler

Manuel Guerrero-Lopez, 26, of the 8100 block of South Kostner Avenue, faces one felony count of aggravated DUI and misdemeanor counts of disobeying a red signal, DUI and failure to exercise due care to avoid a pedestrian.

06/04/2014

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Report A Drunk Driver, Get $100

The Alliance Against Intoxicated Motorists will pay out $100 to people who report drunk drivers throughout the state of Illinois over this holiday weekend.

05/21/2014

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