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Man Charged With DUI After 5 Hurt In Aurora Crash

Roy R. Lightfoot, 39, faces six felony counts of DUI and several misdemeanors including driving on a revoked license, operating an uninsured vehicle, leaving the scene of an accident and failure to reduce speed.

03/11/2014

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Lawmakers Weigh Measure Giving Four-Time DUI Convicts Another Chance

Two of Illinois’ strongest allies in fighting drunken driving were somewhat in disagreement a proposal to give drivers with four drunk driving convictions a chance go get their license back.

WBBM Newsradio–02/20/2014

An SUV crashed into the back of an Illinois Department of Transportation Truck that was stopped on the Kennedy Expressway Sunday night. (Credit: NVP News Video)

Long Grove Man Charged With DUI In Crash That Hurt IDOT Worker

Kollin Fairbanks, 22, of Long Grove, is charged with misdemeanor driving under the influence of alcohol in connection with the crash on the southbound shoulder of the Kennedy Expressway near Addison Street.

02/06/2014

Jaroslaw Mietus (Credit: Illinois State Police)

Man Charged With Drunk Driving In Fatal Crash On I-80

A Ford pickup traveling west hit the rear of a Freightliner semi parked on the shoulder, police said. The pickup bounced back into the roadway, striking a Lexus that was traveling west.

01/24/2014

Two of the four cars damaged in a four-car crash in the West Town neighborhood. Seven people went to hospitals. (Credit: NVP News Video)

Man Charged In West Town Crash That Injured 7

Reginald Green, 29, was charged with two counts of misdemeanor DUI and one count of failure to reduce speed.

01/17/2014

Aaron Moore (Credit: Cook County Sheriff)

Man Charged In Eisenhower Crash That Killed Two Women

Aaron I. Moore, 26, was charged with two counts of aggravated driving under the influence of alcohol resulting in death, two counts of aggravated driving under the influence of drugs resulting in death and two counts of leaving the scene of a fatal crash, according to Illinois State Police.

01/13/2014

Joshua Spuhler (Credit: Naperville Police)

Aurora Man Charged In Crash That Killed Naperville Woman

A convicted burglar who also spent time in jail 11 years ago for inebriated driving stands accused of having been under the influence of narcotics when his pickup truck allegedly struck and killed a bicyclist early last fall.

01/10/2014

Police: Drunk Driver Kicked Cops, Bit Hospital Staff

When police confronted Donna Dankoff, 58, about whether she’d been in a hit-and-run, she reportedly kicked an officer in the groin and another in the head.

01/08/2014

Lauren Smith, 8, was killed as a result of a rollover crash. (Family handout)

Dad Charged With DUI In Crash That Killed 8-Year-Old Daughter

Jeffery Smith, 26, was charged with aggravated DUI leading to an accident or death, in addition to citations for negligent driving, failure to reduce speed and a child restraint violation.

12/27/2013

Franklin Jackson (Credit: Cook County Sheriff)

Prosecutors: Drunk Father Didn’t Notice Son Ejected In Fatal Crash

Franklin Jackson, who is from Texas, didn’t notice the shattered window until he pulled into a gas station to check the damage to his car, prosecutors said.

12/26/2013

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Cops: Man Flees Police, Then Rams Squad Car

A Lombard man was charged with attempted murder Wednesday night after he allegedly rammed his car into a squad car he thought was occupied.

12/13/2013

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Police: Drunk Ambulance Driver Caused Crash

John Lara, 31, was driving a private ambulance around 10:45 a.m. Monday when he hit a pickup truck at Clark and Montrose. His blood alcohol level was three times the legal limit.

12/11/2013

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

Car Keys And Beer (CBS/AP Photo)

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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