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A police officer conducts a breathalyzer test.  (Photo by Justin Sullivan/Getty Images)

Suburban Police To Crack Down On Drunk Driving Through Twitter

Get caught driving drunk in Riverside, and your name and offense will end up in the Twitterverse.

12/10/2013

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Man Charged With Fleeing Cops, Dragging Officer From SUV

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.

11/11/2013

Melvin Brown (Credit: Cook County Sheriff)

Driver Charged With DUI In Crash That Hurt 4 Cops

Melvin Brown, 69, has been charged with felony aggravated DUI causing an accident involving bodily harm, as well as two misdemeanor counts of DUI.

11/07/2013

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Munster Man Charged With Drunk Driving In Fatal 2012 Crash

Nearly one year after the crash, a Munster man has been charged with causing death while operating while intoxicated with a blood alcohol level of at least 0.15 percent.

11/06/2013

Jason C. Collins is charged with drunk driving in a crash that killed a Pontiac police officer, and his K-9 partner along Interstate 55. (Credit: Illinois State Police)

Driver Charged With DUI In Crash That Killed Downstate Cop, Police Dog

Jason Collins, 33, allegedly was driving under the influence when his pickup left the road and struck a marked police car in the center crossover on I-55 north of Route 23 about 9:30 p.m. Wednesday.

11/01/2013

A car is towed away after crashing into a garage, then plunging into a pond in west suburban Montgomery. (Credit: NVP Video)

Driver Crashes Into Garage Before Ending Up In Pond

A couple in west suburban Montgomery were jarred out of bed early Friday after a driver crashed a car into the side of their garage and then nose-dived the vehicle into a nearby pond.

10/18/2013

Kevin Crawley (Credit: Chicago Police)

Man Charged With DUI In Fatal Woodlawn Crash

Kevin P. Crawley was driving a 1999 white Infiniti sedan west on 63rd when he ran a red light, and collided with a 2002 Nissan traveling south on Woodlawn with a green light.

10/07/2013

Eight people, including six children, were injured when this SUV crashed and rolled over on I-57. (Credit: CBS)

Woman Charged With DUI In I-57 Crash That Hurt 8

The crash occurred about 9:30 p.m. when a minivan hit a guardrail and rolled over in the southbound lanes of I-57 near 111th Street about 9:30 p.m.

10/07/2013

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Woman Charged With DUI In Crash That Killed Male Passenger

Jason B. Callahan, 38, was pronounced dead at the scene by the Kendall County Coroner’s Office.

09/16/2013

Konnor Burns (Credit: Naperville Police)

Accused 124-MPH Driver Has Battery, DUI, High-Speed Convictions

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.

09/16/2013

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Man Gets 4 Years For Drunken Motorcycle Crash That Killed Passenger

Tears fell at a sentencing hearing for a Hobart man who admitted he was drunk when he crashed his motorcycle and killed his passenger.

09/06/2013

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Drunk Driver Crashes Into Roadside Safety Checkpoint In Chicago Ridge

A roadside safety check over the weekend by Chicago Ridge police turned out to be anything but safe — and a lot shorter than planned.

09/04/2013

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More Cops Than Ever Looking For Drunk, Distracted Drivers

Police from the state, the city and the suburbs say that starting Thursday more officers than ever before will be involved in a stepped-up effort to deal with drunk and distracted drivers heading into the Labor Day weekend.

08/29/2013

Eleven people, including nine children, were injured when this Chevy Suburban rolled over on Interstate 57. (Credit: NVP Video)

Woman Charged With DUI In Crash That Injured 9 Kids

Seven of the children – who range in age from 3 to 14 – were not wearing seat belts, or in other child restraints.

08/02/2013

Michael Zajac (Credit: Cook County Sheriff)

Principal Charged With Driving Drunk

A principal at a suburban academy for kids with behavior disorders was arrested Saturday and charged with aggravated driving under the influence, according to court records.

07/15/2013

Nicholas Songco (Police booking photo)

Man Charged In 100 MPH Drunken Crash

A 24-year-old man is free on bond after allegedly driving drunk down a busy street at a top speed of 100 mph and then crashing his car into two parked cars and a streetlight on Naperville’s far east side.

07/12/2013

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Three Women Arrested For Child Neglect In Naperville

Three women have been arrested and charged with child neglect in separate incidents over a five-day period in Naperville, including one who allegedly left her 18-month-old child alone in a hot, unsecured car while she went shopping.

07/03/2013

Beer, bourbon, water... What else do you need? (Credit: Mason Johnson)

Illinois’ New Weapon Against Drunken Drivers

Illinois has a new weapon in its arsenal against drunken drivers.

07/02/2013

A driver was charged with drunk driving and marijuana possession after crashing his minivan into a dental office at 4020 W. 59th St. on May 27, 2013. (Credit: CBS)

Man Charged With DUI After Crashing Into Dental Office

An intoxicated Chicago man earned a handful of traffic citations late Monday after he crashed a minivan into a Southwest Side dental office and fled the scene on foot, police said.

05/28/2013

Beer poured from a bottle into a glass (Photo credit: PHILIPPE HUGUEN/AFP/GettyImages)

Restaurant Association Opposes Dropping Legal Blood Alcohol Limit

The American Beverage Institute warns dropping the legal blood alcohol limit to .05 will backfire by devastating the restaurant industry, actually reducing public safety, and do nothing to attack the core of the drunk driving problem.

05/14/2013

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