The effects of a car accident may sometimes be subtle. While cuts and broken bones are easily determined, the emotional and psychological impact of a motor vehicle accident may be more difficult to ascertain. These effects can often create confusion for the victim that may lead to behaviors that some people may perceive as evidence of being under the influence of alcohol. After an accident in Illinois, one woman now faces a DUI charge after police claim she drove the wrong way on the Interstate.
For many people, there is a great deal of comfort in the knowledge that their parents will always be willing to help them if they need assistance. This help could come in the form of a monetary gift or emotional support. Unfortunately for one mother in Illinois, her attempt to help her son ended with both of them facing a DUI charge.
It is easy to make assumptions. For example, it is easy for people to assume that a person involved in a motor vehicle accident in the middle of the night was under the influence of alcohol. However, many people who have not been drinking use the roads at all hours of the night due to non-traditional work hours or illness. In all cases of suspected drunk driving, it is important that police officers and other authorities make charges based on actual evidence, not assumptions. There are multiple different reasons a woman could have been on the roadways when she was involved in an accident in Chicago that led to a DUI charge recently.
Driving in the early morning hours is often more difficult than driving during the middle of the day. For example, fatigue could be an issue for the driver. Also, it may be more difficult to see due to lack of sunlight. There are any number of reasons why a driver might have an accident at this time, and driving under the influence is often one of them. A man from the Chicago area faces a DUI charge after a recent fatal accident in Illinois.
Sometimes people make mistakes. Occasionally, someone fails to learn from their original mistake and completes the same one again. Unfortunately, such a pattern tends to make others automatically assume that the person will continue on the same course, even if the lesson has finally been learned. For example, some might assume that a person with a previous DUI charge is automatically guilty of the same offense if that same person is involved in another accident. Recently, an Illinois man with previous drunk driving related charges was arrested again after a collision with a police car.
All drivers can attest to the fact that visibility is reduced significantly at night. This alone could create a dangerous situation that could result in a serious injury. When there are cars stopped in or near the road at night, the chances of an accident increase. One man in Chicago now faces a DUI charge after he hit two vehicles late at night.
Car accidents can, unfortunately, happen at any time of day. However, many people automatically assume that an accident that happens at night or during the early morning hours is always the result of a drunk driver. There are many legitimate reasons for people to be out late at night other than drinking, and it is important to ensure that any DUI charge is actually warranted. One Chicago man has been accused of several alcohol related charges after an accident killed one and injured three others.
Anyone who has driven in a car with small children knows of the distractions they can cause. A cup of spilled water or the need to stop an argument can easily cause enough of a distraction to cause a serious car accident. However, one woman now faces a DUI charge after an accident in Chicago resulted in the injury of several children she was driving.
Being a school bus driver has its challenges and stresses. In such a position, a single person has the responsibility of likely more than 30 students at a time on his or her shoulders. They must drive them home or to school safely while also monitoring and controlling their behavior on the bus -- oftentimes with no additional support personnel. However, one county in Illinois is claiming that one bus driver handled this stress in a unique, and illegal, manner. The driver now faces a DUI charge.
There are very few people who can honestly say they are unaware of the possible dangers of drinking and driving. Driver's education classes as well as public service announcements have educated drivers about the risks they take if they choose to get behind the wheel and drive after they have had a few drinks. However, a recent case in Chicago that resulted in a DUI charge has some people wondering if it is illegal to even be in a car while allegedly intoxicated.