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Police: Boats, Alcohol Don’t Mix

 (CBS) — It can be a deadly combination, and police have a simple warning: Don’t do it. We’re talking about drinking and boating. This weekend, there’s a crackdown, CBS 2’s Chris Martinez reports. So far […]


Terrell Garrett, a North Chicago police officer, is pictured in this file image from the Lake County News Sun. (Sun-Times Media)

Former North Chicago Cop Gets 10 years For Fatal Wrong-Way DUI Crash

Prosecutors said Terrell Garrett, an off-duty North Chicago officer, was traveling at 60 mph in a 45 mph zone in March 2013, heading north in the southbound lanes, when his SUV crashed into a Jeep, killing Joaquin Garcia, 25, and his friend, Fabian Torres, 27.


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Man Charged With Striking Police Officers With Vehicle

Harrison District officers were escorting a woman to her vehicle in an alley after a domestic disturbance, but as they approached the vehicle they saw her boyfriend inside. He tried to drive away and the vehicle struck two officers, a fence and a building, police said.


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Mother And Son Arrested For Drunk Driving

A mother and son were both charged with DUI in west suburban Naperville earlier this month after the man got stuck in a snowdrift while allegedly driving drunk and called his mother for help


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Chief Keef Charged With DUI In Highland Park

Chicago rapper Chief Keef was arrested earlier this month for allegedly driving under the influence of marijuana in north suburban Highland Park.


A wrong-way driver crashed her vehicle into a semi truck on the Chicago Skyway early Thursday. (Credit: NVP News video)

Wrong-Way Driver Charged With DUI After Skyway Crash

A wrong-way driver who collided with a semi early Thursday on the Chicago Skyway is facing DUI charges.


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Man Brought From Korea To Face Trial For Fatal DUI After 17 Years On Run

A man who fled to Korea 17 years ago while on trial for killing a northwest suburban woman in a DUI crash has been extradited and is being held without bond in the Cook County Jail.


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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.

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Woman Charged With DUI In Englewood Crash That Injured Four

A Chicago woman has been charged with driving under the influence in connection to a crash in Englewood that hospitalized four people early Friday.


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.


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Chicago Woman Charged In Fatal Hit-And-Run Near United Center Last Month

Patricia Cucinotta, 53, was charged with leaving the scene of an accident involving injury or death and aggravated DUI causing a fatal accident, both felonies, according to police News Affairs.


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Man Held On $250,000 Bond In Dan Ryan Crash That Killed His Son

Franklin L. Jackson, 46, is charged with reckless homicide and aggravated driving under the influence in the crash Sunday afternoon that claimed the life of 4-year-old Franklin Leon Jackson Jr.


This sheriff's squad car was hit by a vehicle driven by an impaired driver, police say. (Lake County Sheriff's Dept.)

Police: Drunken Driver Hits County Officer’s Squad Car

A Lake County sergeant with the sheriff’s office was stopped at Route 83 and Winchester Road about 8 p.m. when a gray 1999 Subaru Outback rear-ended the squad car.


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Suburban Police Chief’s Plan To Tweet Names Of People Arrested For DUI On Hold

A west suburban police chief’s plan to start tweeting the names of those arrested for DUI is on hold for the moment. An update from WBBM’s Regine Schlesinger.


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Wheaton Man Held On $150,000 For Allegedly Striking And Killing Pedestrian, 82

A west suburban delivery man had cannabis in his system when he struck and killed an elderly woman on the Southwest Side earlier this week, Cook County prosecutors said Saturday.


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Police: Driver Was Impaired By Drugs When He Struck, Killed Elderly Woman

Bronislawa Zajac, 82, was walking across the street when the truck James Rudzinski was driving struck her as it was turning left at the intersection, authorities say.



Man Hits Tree, Flips Vehicle On South Side

A man was hospitalized late Thursday after he flipped his vehicle and hit a tree while driving drunk on the South Side.


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Chicago Families Remember DUI Victims

Through song and candlelight, families who lost loved ones to drunk drivers remembered their lives and their legacies.


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Driver Charged With DUI In Crash That Hurt 4 Cops

An allegedly drunk driver has been charged in connection with a three-vehicle crash that injured nine people — including four police officers — early Monday on the Far South Side.


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.