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Man Gets Community Service For Driving 142 MPH While Drunk

Dean Suominen, 37, avoided a possible jail term by pleading guilty to drunken driving and reckless driving charges stemming from the Jan. 10, 2012, crash in Naperville.


One person died, and two others were hurt, when this car hit a light pole in the Calumet Heights neighborhood on Feb. 27, 2013. (Credit: CBS)

1 Dead, 2 Hurt After Speeding Vehicle Hits Light Pole On South Side

One woman was killed and two others were hurt when a speeding vehicle driven by one of them careened out of control and struck a light pole in the Calumet Heights neighborhood, police said.


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Naperville Man Who Drove 111 mph For Sex Sentenced

A man from Naperville who told police he was driving at a speed of 111 mph because he was in a hurry to have sex with a girlfriend was convicted and sentenced Thursday in that case.


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2 Investigators: School Buses Speed To Make Additional Routes

Why are so many drivers speeding through school zones, especially the ones behind the wheel of those big yellow buses with kids aboard? CBS 2’s Dave Savini reports.



Driver Caught Speeding At 113 MPH, Says He Was Late For Work

Plainfield Police stopped a speeding car almost a week ago. Not news, you say?


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Teen Busted Going Nearly 100 MPH In Marengo

A teenager’s life in the fast lane didn’t last long in far northwest suburban Marengo.

CBS Chicago–05/24/2012

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Naperville Man Eager ‘To Go Have Sex’ Charged With Driving 111 MPH

Zachary P. Ramirez said he was in a hurry–to have sex.


Chicago Police officer Sean Patrick Dailey charged with disorderly conduct for making a false police report to avoid a DUI in Niles.  (Photo Courtesy Chicago Sun-Times)

Cop Accused Of Calling In Fake Bar Fight To Escape DUI Arrest

A Chicago Police officer falsely reported a raucous bar fight so he could avoid a possible DUI arrest in northwest suburban Niles, Cook County prosecutors said Wednesday.


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Wrong Way Driver Charged With Drunk Driving

A southwest suburban Minooka man was charged with drunken driving after driving the wrong way at excessive speeds near Plainfield.


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Suspects Fleeing Wal-Mart At 100 MPH

Ottawa Police received a call around 5 a.m.about two people that were in the process of committing retail theft at the local Wal-Mart.


Charles Farris, 21, is accused of diving head-first into another motorist's car through the driver's side window after crashing while high on marijuana and PCP. (Credit: Chicago Police Department)

Driver Crashes Car, Jumps Into Other Car Through Window

A speeding motorist high on marijuana and angel dust dived head-first into a shocked stranger’s car through the driver’s side window, then bizarrely yelled to chasing cops that “the pancakes are on the floor,” authorities say.


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State Senate OKs Speed Cameras For Chicago

You might not know it yet, but coming soon to a street corner near you could be traffic speed traps – maybe a lot more of them than Mayor Rahm Emanuel discussed last week.

WBBM Newsradio–10/26/2011

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Two Injured After Vehicle Crashes Into Brainerd Corner Store

A motorist and her passenger were injured when the vehicle she was driving crashed into a corner store Saturday afternoon in the Brainerd neighborhood on the South Side.


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Motorcyclist Caught Going 111 MPH In Naperville

An Aurora man was arrested in Naperville earlier this week after police caught him going 111 mph in a 45 mph zone.

CBS Chicago–08/31/2011

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Speeding Motorcyclist Struck Car; Rider Flew 80 Feet

Long after Gary police stopped pursuing two speeding motorcycles, one of the drivers lost control and crashed into a passenger car on Indiana 51.


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Man Brags Of His Attempted 160 Mph Car Getaway

A man allegedly bragged to an officer that his 2002 Chevrolet Camaro, with 600 horsepower, reached 160 mph as he fled from police.


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Man Caught After Fleeing Police At 110 MPH

Police say a man went from driving 23 mph over the limit, then to a drastic 110 mph in an attempt to evade police in the Kendall County town of Milington.

CBS Chicago–04/11/2011

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Teen Caught Driving 108 MPH On Route 59

A teenager from southwest suburban Plainfield was arrested this week when he was caught driving 108 miles per hour down a busy street.


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Mother Charged With DUI While Kids In Car

A woman had two young children in her car when she was stopped for driving 63 mph in a 45 mph zone while drunk, police said.



Excessive Speeding Could Land You In Jail In 2011

If you have a lead foot, you’ll want to ease up on the pedal in 2011. In just a few days, a new Illinois law will crack down on aggressive drivers.