Facing drunk driving charges is a serious matter. This type of criminal allegation can have serious consequences, including jail time and loss of driving privileges. Certain factors can exacerbate the situation, too. For example, a DUI charge for an incident that also involved a crash or a death can be much more severe.
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A head-on collision ultimately ended in drunk driving charges for one man. Illinois police charged the alleged drunk driver with one DUI charge and two separate counts of aggravated DUI. Police also say that he did not have any car insurance and issued a citation for that as well as improper lane usage.
An Illinois man was recently indicted for his alleged role in a fatal pedestrian accident, although he is not yet in police custody. He is facing a single count for leaving the scene of a fatal accident and eight counts for aggravated drunk driving. His blood-alcohol content -- BAC -- was allegedly above the legal limit at the time of the wreck, which is why he is facing DUI charges.
Police in Illinois say that the truck driver who hit a squad car was possibly under the influence at the time of the accident. A trooper suffered injuries in the collision. The driver is facing multiple criminal charges, including two counts for aggravated DUI, aggravated reckless drawing and at least four other charges. A judge set his bail at $150,000, which he later posted and was released from custody.
A fatal car accident yielded criminal charges for the driver allegedly responsible for the collision. Police arrested the man on two counts for aggravated DUI involving a death and on another two counts for aggravated DUI with a revoked or suspended licenses. Both of these are Class 2 felonies in Illinois.