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An Oswego police officer removes an excavator from the middle of Treasure Drive, after an allegedly drunken man stole the vehicle, and knocked down several power lines. (Credit: Oswego Police/Facebook)

Police: Drunken Man Steals Excavator, Knocks Down Power Lines In Oswego

An excavator wasn’t the best choice for getting home Thursday night, but as police said, the man at the controls shouldn’t have been driving at all, even if the excavator wasn’t stolen.

08/21/2015

Illinois State Capitol

Rauner Signs Bill Giving DUI Violators Another Chance

Offenders with four or more drunken driving convictions will be able to get a restricted driving permit if they prove they are alcohol and drug free for at least three years under legislation signed by Illinois Gov. Bruce Rauner.

08/07/2015

Harry Clemons (Credit: Cook County Sheriff)

Man Charged With Drunk Driving In Crash That Killed Pedestrian

Harry Clemons, 35, has been charged with aggravated DUI involving a death, aggravated DUI resulting in bodily harm, failure to reduce speed, failure to exercise due care to avoid colliding with a pedestrian, operating a motor vehicle without insurance and driving on a revoked license, according to Chicago Police.

03/10/2015

Two Good Samaritans pulled a teen from this SUV before it became engulfed in flames after a crash on Lake Shore Drive. (Credit: CBS)

Teen Critically Hurt In South Loop Crash Facing DUI Charges

The 17-year-old boy was driving south in the 2100 block of South Lake Shore Drive about 10:15 a.m. Saturday when he lost control of the vehicle, which struck a tree and caught fire, police said.

02/24/2015

Erik Quiroz (Credit: Riverside Police)

Police: Drunk Driver Blew Five Red Lights In Front Of Cop

A Berwyn man is charged with DUI after he allegedly drove past a marked police car and through five consecutive red lights early Tuesday in west suburban Riverside.

02/04/2015

Firefighters used ropes to crawl on the frozen surface of a lagoon in Lincoln Park, after a car crashed and rolled onto its roof early Monday. (Credit: Network Video Productions)

Driver Charged In Fatal Rollover On Frozen Lagoon

A man has been charged with driving under the influence in connection with a fatal rollover crash that occurred on Lake Shore Drive near the Lincoln Park Zoo early Monday, police said.

01/21/2015

Jose Estrada (Credit: Chicago Police)

Man Charged With DUI In Hit-And-Run That Left Two Dead

Jose Estrada, 24, faces two felony counts of aggravated DUI resulting in death, two misdemeanor DUI counts, and one citation for failure to reduce speed, according to Chicago Police.

01/19/2015

A deadly crash on the Eisenhower shut down traffic early Sunday morning. (Credit: CBS)

Alcohol A Factor In Fatal Wrong-Way Crash On Eisenhower

A wrong-way driver’s van and two other vehicles crashed at 4:40 a.m. in the inbound lanes of I-290 at the Des Plaines exit, according to Illinois State Police. The wrong-way driver was charged with DUI and additional charges were pending against him, Illinois State Police said.

01/12/2015

A CTA train. (CBS)

Plenty Of Safe Alternatives To Driving Home After Celebrating New Year

CBS 2’s Mike Parker reports staggering to the car should not be an option, there are other ways to do it and they’re safe.

12/31/2014

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Police Warn Of DUI Dangers During Holiday Season

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.

12/09/2014

Illinois State Police decal. (CBS)

State Police Expect Busy Thanksgiving Weekend On The Roads

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.

11/25/2014

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Off-Duty CPD Officer Suspected Of Being Drunk, Firing At Suburban Cop Near Police Station

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.

11/24/2014

Julia Ann Rastelli. / Photo from Riverside police.

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

Maciej Machniewicz (Credit: Chicago Police)

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

Kelsey Ibach (Family photo)

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

Sheri Seybold (Credit: Riverside Police)

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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