A jury recently convicted a mother who hit a man who she believed to be her son's heroin dealer. She was charged with and convicted of a third-degree assault, a misdemeanor, which means she could face heavy fines and time in jail when she is sentenced later this year.
The United States Supreme Court issued an opinion saying that it was unlawful for police to take a blood sample of a man who was arrested on suspicion of driving under the influence of alcohol. The man in this case was pulled over by police officers who observed behavior that indicated that he was intoxicated before asking him to perform tasks for a field sobriety test.
A former player for the Chicago Bears announced through his attorney that he is planning to enter a guilty plea for the drug charges that were brought against him in connection to a 2011 investigation. Sam Hurd has not entered the plea yet, so he is still scheduled to stand trial next week.
The Naperville school district outside of Chicago says that they may implement random drug testing for students involved in extracurricular activities.