RIVERSIDE, Ill. (CBS) — After a man whose license has been revoked seven times in the past was arrested for drunk driving for the fourth time last weekend, Riverside Police Chief Thomas Weitzel said it was the last straw.
WBBM Newsradio’s John Cody reports Weitzel has called on state lawmakers to toughen up on repeat DUI offenders.READ MORE: COVID-19 In Illinois: New Cases Have Nearly Doubled In The Past Month; Infection Rate At Highest Point Since January
Weiitzel said, despite reductions in drunk driving, approximately 10 percent of those driving between 8 p.m. and 4 a.m. on a given Friday night are legally intoxicated.
“First of all, a lot of them don’t put their headlights on. That’s an indication. Two o’clock in the morning, nobody has headlights on? They weave in and out of their own lane; cross the double yellow,” he said. “Some of them are just plain driving recklessly. Just weaving and speeding.”