Archive for the ‘DUI Arrest’ Category
June 19th, 2014 at 4:15 pm
The Bartlett DUI Police have announced that they will be spending extra time before and after the Fourth of July 2014 to arrest people for DUI. They will be paid extra bounty money from the Illinois Department of Transportation based on whether they make enough arrests and issue enough tickets to satisfy the quota requirements of the federal grant.
Whether such a procedure of filling an arrest or ticket quota is legal under the new Illinois traffic laws might become an issue.
May 23rd, 2014 at 3:07 pm
Arlington Heights DUI Arrest likely due to Rewards Program for cops. There will be at least one roadblock in Arlington Heights between May 9 and Memorial Day 2014 says the police. Keep in mind, that in order to collect federal funds, the police must arrest at least 1 person for DUI for every officer that works this detail. You have a right to refuse all field sobriety tests and preliminary (or portable) breath testing devices. And if arrested, you have the right to demand that they obtain a search warrant before submitting to any further blood breath or urine testing. Just like our forefathers had to do 240 years ago when their government became oppressive, you too must stand up for your basic rights.
The Arlington Heights Police Department will have specialized traffic enforcement activities during May leading up to Memorial Day as part of “Drive Sober or Get Pulled Over” and “Click It or Ticket.”
Enforcement activities will include numerous seat belt enforcement zones, impaired driving saturation patrols, and two Roadside Safety Checkpoints. The checkpoints will take place on Friday, May 9, and May 16 on Arlington Heights Road south of Algonquin Road. The enforcement campaign will run from May 9 through May 26.
May 7th, 2014 at 11:49 am
Getting a DUI in Illinois and Child Endangerment (with children in the car as passengers) is likely to get increased penalities
after the spate of incidents involving children being killed while in the cars of alleged drunk drivers. The Chicago Tribune recently wrote and article which touched upon the subject. Here are some excerpts:
Sixty-five percent of children killed in crashes involving an alcohol-impaired driver ride with the impaired driver, according to a decadelong study published Monday. Overall, about 1 in 5 child passenger deaths in the U.S. involve an alcohol-impaired driver, the study authors report.
Dr. Kyran Quinlan, lead author of the analysis and a pediatrician at Erie Family Health Center in Chicago, said many people think impaired-driving deaths among children usually occur when an impaired driver strikes the car in which the children are riding.
The study results represent “a pattern that’s different from what most people might expect,” Quinlan said.
The article, published in Pediatrics, the official journal of the American Academy of Pediatrics, states, “Alcohol-impaired driving remains a substantial threat to the safety of child passengers in the United States.”
The authors suggest expanded use of sobriety checkpoints, tougher enforcement of DUI laws and seat belt laws — especially at night — wider use of ignition locks and even increasing the price of alcohol to reduce the problem.
Illinois statistics for DUI with children in the car dying are lower than other states, reports the Tribune:
Illinois, which recorded 42 of those deaths during that time, holds one of the lower rates of child passengers killed in crashes involving impaired drivers, the study found. South Dakota had the highest rate. New Jersey, New York and Massachusetts registered the lowest rates.
Of those 2,344 deaths, 1,515 of the children were riding with an impaired driver, according to the study, which analyzed data from the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration. In addition, those impaired drivers were more likely to be male, convicted of DUI in the past three years and be without a valid driver’s license, the authors said.
Most of the drivers in those cashes survived, the study reported, a trait suggesting that a certain number of the children killed might have survived had they been properly restrained.
On the encouraging side, the number of children killed riding with an alcohol-impaired driver decreased by 41 percent during the study period. That trend mirrored substantial reductions in child passenger deaths, alcohol-impaired driving deaths and total motor vehicle deaths during that time, the report stated.
If one gets a DUI with children in the vehicle, they are often also charged with Child Endangerment. DCFS also gets involved. Here at Ramsell and Associates LLC we handle many such cases annually.