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Drunk Driver Stalls on Railroad Tracks

File this under “It Could Have Been Worse.” A Chicago man named Esteban Garcia-Ortiz got his Nissan sedan stuck on a railroad track in Riverside, Illinois.  Police gave him a roadside sobriety [...]

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DUI Suspect, When Grilled, Claims He’s “Burger King.”

We’re not sure what the attraction of fast-food places is to drunk drivers, but they seem to go together. A number of times in the past we’ve noted the tendency of impaired drivers to try to [...]

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Two Drunk Drivers Crash … Into Each Other!

Every once in a while the question comes up again: what are the odds? And the answer is depressingly familiar: not as long as you’d think. In this case, the question concerns the odds of one [...]

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“I’m Drunk” – A Drunk Driving App That Has One Simple Aim

Smartphones were drafted into the drunk driving wars early on. They’re out to prove their efficacy in battle. A number of states have officially sanctioned their own drunk driving app to [...]

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Family Sues 3 Bars For Illinois DUI Crash Death

A lawsuit in McHenry County, Illinois is forcing people to ask a question that many thought was settled: when a drunk driver kills, who is responsible? The drunk driver, of course, but the full [...]

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How One Officer Changed Springfield Drunk Driving Numbers

Fighting drunk driving is usually considered a team effort. Police catch drunk drivers, bartenders watch out for patrons who are too tipsy, legislators pass laws to combat DUI, and of course, [...]

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Drunk and Asleep with the Motor Running – Yes, It’s a DUI.

“But I wasn’t driving!” Many people will be surprised to learn that it’s possible to be arrested for drunk driving even if you’re not driving. Recently it happened in Riverside, Illinois. A taxi [...]

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This Saturday LifeSafer Promotes (Sober) Speeding in Illinois

There’s a time and a place for speeding: this Saturday night at a DIRT racing track, for instance. A half-century ago Earl J. Hubert was the man to beat on the stock car circuit. Racing in [...]

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10-Day Sentence for DUI Death – Fair, Lenient, or a Joke?

DUI court cases come and go every day in every state. But a few of the decisions cause people to question the purpose of sentencing and punishment. One cases ended recently in Chicago. Ryne San [...]

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Illinois Drunk Driving PSA Spoofs Cheesy 1970s Cop Shows

Your Hump-day Recess: Wide Collar Edition Here are a few things we know about males aged 18-35: They are more likely to drink and drive than any other group, male or female. They think of [...]

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