If you were arrested for DUI, you likely registered a blood alcohol content (BAC) of at least .08 percent on a Breathalyzer test administered by the officer who pulled you over. It’s illegal throughout the country to drive with a BAC at that level. You may not know, however, just what “blood alcohol content” refers … Continue reading What factors determine your blood alcohol content (BAC)?
Category Archives: drunk driving
What you should know about ignition interlock devices in Illinois
If your driver’s license has been suspended because of a DUI, you may be able to continue driving as long as you have a Breath Alcohol Ignition Interlock Device (BAIID) in your vehicle. A BAIID works similarly to a Breathalyzer. You need to breathe into it before you can start your vehicle. If it detects … Continue reading What you should know about ignition interlock devices in Illinois →
Understanding Illinois zero tolerance laws
According to the Illinois State Police (ISP), just 10 percent of licensed drivers are under 21. However, 17 percent of fatal alcohol-related crashes involve these underage drivers. In an effort to protect both young drivers and those who share the road with them, Illinois, like other states, has zero tolerance laws for underage drivers. As … Continue reading Understanding Illinois zero tolerance laws →
After accident, motorcyclist is facing DUI charges
A man from Chicago had a female passenger on the back of his motorcycle when the vehicle went out of control and crashed. It does not appear that the man was badly hurt — although both he and the passenger wound up in the emergency room. However, the woman on the motorcycle was seriously injured. … Continue reading After accident, motorcyclist is facing DUI charges →
Is there a link between drunk driving and age?
Are young people more likely to be arrested on DUI charges? Or, since they can legally buy alcohol, are older adults more likely to get pulled over for driving while intoxicated? The statistics show that young people are certainly involved in drunk driving episodes. One study says that male high school students who are at … Continue reading Is there a link between drunk driving and age? →
You feel less intoxicated around other drunk people
You think it will be safe to drive when you’re getting ready to leave the bar. Sure, you had a few drinks, but you really came here with friends to get a meal and spend some quality time after work. You don’t even think you’re drunk. You get pulled over on the way home, and … Continue reading You feel less intoxicated around other drunk people →
Woman arrested for a DUI while sitting at a gas station
A woman from Minnesota was in Illinois, sitting in her car at a gas station, when police arrested her. They say she was under the influence and she is facing DUI charges. The arrest happened on a Monday night. According to reports, the woman had a whisky bottle in her car, on the passenger seat. … Continue reading Woman arrested for a DUI while sitting at a gas station →
What are some useful strategies to defend against a DUI?
Most people that open up the newspaper and read about a drunk driving story will have an instinctual reaction to it: that driver must be guilty. This is in part because the way drunk driving is portrayed (we are conditioned to think all drunk drivers are bad people acting poorly, when this isn’t always the … Continue reading What are some useful strategies to defend against a DUI? →