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Dwight Washington. (Credit: Chicago Police Department)

Legal Settlements Could Hit $16M In Gold Coast Crash Caused By Drunken City Laborer

Cash-strapped Chicago will spend at least $16 million to compensate victims of a 2011 accident caused by a drunken laborer who plowed his city truck into a crowd of pedestrians on a Gold Coast sidewalk, the Sun-Times is reporting.

01/13/2014

Jeanette Baum (Kane County State's Attorney)

Woman Going To Prison For Driving Child To School While Drunk

A west suburban woman has been sentenced to prison for her fourth DUI arrest after she dropped her child off at school while intoxicated.

05/13/2013

Kendall Collier

Police: Drunk Driver Hit Squad Car While Trying To Escape Gunshots In Montgomery

A Montgomery police officer was hurt early Saturday morning, as a party broke up when shots were fired.

CBS Chicago–09/29/2012

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

Winnetka Village Trustee Busted For Allegedly Driving Drunk In Skokie

A Winnetka village trustee was charged with driving under the influence of alcohol after she was pulled over for a traffic stop in Skokie early this past Thursday morning.

CBS Chicago–09/08/2012

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Report: Woman Gets 3 Years For Slamming Into Wheaton House While Driving Drunk

A Downers Grove woman who was drunk when she drove into a Wheaton family’s living room has been sentenced to prison time.

CBS Chicago–09/08/2012

Car Keys And Beer (CBS/AP Photo)

Police To Target Drunken Drivers Statewide During Labor Day Holiday

The Illinois Department of Transportation has announced the opening of its Labor Day effort called, “Drive Sober or Get Pulled over.”

CBS Chicago–08/21/2012

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Allegedly Drunken Teens Both Crash Cars In McHenry County

Two friends, two vehicles, and alleged alcohol use became a regrettable combination this week in McHenry County.

CBS Chicago–08/02/2012

Car Keys And Beer (CBS/AP Photo)

4 Western Suburbs Lead Chicago Area In DUI Arrests

Naperville and three other western suburbs led the Chicago area in drunken driving arrests last year.

WBBM Newsradio–06/27/2012

Leeslyee Huerta of Aurora went to prom Friday night, five years after a drunken driver caused an accident that left her with a disability. (CBS)

Woman Goes To Prom She Missed 5 Years Ago After Disabling Crash

A suburban woman who missed her prom when she was paralyzed in a drunken driving crash will be going to the prom Friday night, after an unlikely meeting.

CBS Chicago–04/27/2012

Grayslake Police Chief Matt McCutcheon has been charged with drunk driving after a crash in Kenosha County, Wisconsin. (Credit: Kenosha County Sheriff's Office)

No Action Yet Against Grayslake Police Chief After DUI Arrest

The Grayslake Village Board met in closed session Thursday night, presumably to discuss the drunk driving arrest of Police Chief Matt McCutcheon.

CBS Chicago–04/06/2012

Bianca Garcia

Woman Charged With Driving Drunk In Deadly Near North Crash

A woman is charged with driving drunk in a crash over the weekend that killed a man walking near his home on the city’s Near North Side.

CBS Chicago–03/26/2012

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

State Police To Step Up DUI Patrols For St. Patrick’s Day

This St. Patrick’s Day weekend will be one of bacchanalian revelry for many, and police are warning those who partake to bring a designated driver.

WBBM Newsradio–03/16/2012

Richard Bolling, 42, a Chicago police officer, was convicted of reckless homicide and drunk driving in a 2009 crash that killed a 13-year-old boy riding a bicycle. (Credit: Cook County Sheriff's Office)

Former Cop Gets 3 Years In Deadly DUI Crash

A former Chicago Police officer has been sentenced to three years in prison for driving drunk, hitting and killing a 13-year-old boy, and speeding off.

CBS Chicago–03/06/2012

Texting

Police: Aurora Man Was Texting, Driving Drunk When He Hit Building

Texting and alcohol proved to be a potent and dangerous mix for an Aurora man.

CBS Chicago–02/28/2012

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

Report: Woman Was Let Go In Bridgeview With 0.295 Blood Alcohol

A 36-year-old Chicago woman was allowed to drive away with a blood alcohol level of 0.295, according to a published report.

CBS Chicago–02/23/2012

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

Super Bowl Sunday DUI Operation Called Success In Kane County

ST. CHARLES, Ill. (CBS) — This year’s so “No Refusal” program on Super Bowl Sunday is being called a success in Kane County. As WBBM Newsradio’s John Waelti reports, the operation involves stepped-up DUI patrols […]

WBBM Newsradio–02/15/2012

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Man Who Killed 4 In Aurora DUI Crash Arrested Again

The Aurora man notorious for a deadly car crash that killed three teens 15 years ago was arrested again Monday on domestic violence charges.

CBS Chicago–02/14/2012

Michael P. Ditka

Ditka’s Son May Have Beaten DUI Charge

It’s not official yet, but one of the sons of former Bears Coach Mike Ditka appears to have beaten a drunk driving charge.

WBBM Newsradio–02/10/2012

Kolleen M. Lampa, 44, allegedly drove a school bus while intoxicated. (Porter County, Ind. Sheriff's Department)

Ind. School Bus Driver Was Drunk While Transporting Kids: Police

Kolleen M. Lampa, 44, of Portage, is facing felony charges of drunken driving while operating a vehicle with children in it and neglect of a dependent.

02/03/2012

Tnia Griffin

Police: Driver Was Drunk When She Knocked Pedestrian Off Overpass

A south suburban woman is facing drunken driving charges, after police say she slammed into a pedestrian so hard that the victim as knocked off an overpass.

CBS Chicago–01/18/2012

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