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Drunk Driving Accidents Archives

Why vaping alcohol is more dangerous than drinking it

Many people have discovered a whole new way to consume alcohol -- vaping. They enjoy the fact that they can feel its effects more quickly than if they drank it. Vaping alcohol can get a person intoxicated at a speed they may not be used to.

Fatal crash involved 2 Cook County correctional officers

This time of year, the dangers posed by drunk drivers are greater than ever. Whether people are coming home from a holiday party or at a bar drinking to forget that they're alone this Christmas, too many people get behind the wheel when they shouldn't.

Recent bail increase means jail for driver in fatal June DUI

A 20-year-old man is facing charges of aggravated DUI involving death and reckless homicide after a fatal crash in Elk Grove Village on June 30. The young man was on duty at his job as a seasonal employee with the Cook County Forest Preserve District when police say he drove a dump truck into multiple vehicles that were stopped in traffic on Arlington Heights Road.

A Willowbrook man is sentenced for causing a fatal hit-and-run

A 21-year-old Willowbrook resident pleaded guilty to felony hit-and-run charges on Oct. 31 in a DuPage County courtroom. Before doing so, he stood accused of having fled the scene of a fatal collision on May 17, 2017, along state route 83. A 26-year-old Westmont resident died in that crash.

The impact of the 'Arrive Alive' tour in drunk driving accidents

Have you heard about the "Arrive Alive" tour? A realistic impaired and distracted driving simulator is making rounds through the nation in this important tour. Just this week, the tour made a stop at Illinois Wesleyan University so that young people in the area can safely experience the effect of alcohol and drugs on one's ability to drive.

What should I do if I encounter a drunk driver?

When you head for work, school, to run errands, go to the doctor or simply enjoy a nice drive in Illinois, you never know when you will encounter a drunk driver. Despite efforts from law enforcement agencies, drunk driving is still a problem throughout DuPage County. So, what should you do if you encounter a drunk driver?

Coping with the drunk driving accident death of a loved one

Drunk driving is a problem that affects the roads of DuPage County and the rest of Illinois on a daily basis. Law enforcement officials do everything they can to identify and remove suspected drunk drivers from the roads but as long as people continue to make bad decisions this will continue to be a problem. If you've lost a loved one due to a drunk driving accident we have tips for you on how to cope with the loss.

Hurt by a drunk driver? Don't rush to settlement

It's been more than 20 years since Illinois enacted its drunk driving law. That's the law that makes it illegal for a person to operate a motor vehicle if their blood alcohol level is 0.08 percent or higher. As we noted in a previous post, that law is credited by many with reducing the number of wrongful deaths caused by drunk drivers.

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