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July 2013 Archives

Illinois man enters guilty plea mid-trial

An Illinois man facing DUI charges in connection with an accident that killed a Trenton woman pleaded guilty mid-trial in Madison County Circuit Court on July 19. The man was facing multiple charges in relation to the fatal drunk driving accident. He pleaded guilty to two of the four DUI charges: aggravated DUI resulting in great bodily harm and resulting in death. According to the Madison County State's Attorney's Office, he will be sentenced to serve 42 months in prison for each count, and the sentences will run concurrently.

27-year-old driver pleads guilty to DUI

The authorities in Will County, Illinois have stated that the 27-year-old driver involved in a fatal traffic crash has pleaded guilty regarding his charges of driving while under the influence of alcohol. The fatal accident that occurred in 2011 resulted in the deaths of two elderly women. The man had been said to be driving near Peotone on August 28 when he moved into oncoming traffic.

Illinois boot camp program sometimes fails

Illinois boot camp programs for non-violent DUI offenders are not always effective. After injuring an elderly Hampshire couple in a drunk driving motor vehicle accident back in 2010, a former South Elgin man ended up back in court, representing himself in an effort to have a $100,000 bond reduced on for a 2012 drunk driving charge. The man was originally sentenced to five years in prison for severely injuring the accident victims, but was determined to be eligible for the boot camp program that significantly reduces an offender's sentence.

Semi truck damages business after leaving the highway

Illinois State Police have reported that they are currently investigating a semi truck that ran off the interstate and into a business. According to the police report, the truck accident occurred after the driver suddenly left the highway and hitting several vehicles before stopping at the building.

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