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Driving Under The Influence

Cops: Mom arrested for DUI with kid in car

Cops: Mom arrested for DUI with kid in car

GARY | A car crash and subsequent attempted assistance from a friend left a Gary woman and Portage man both arrested for operating while intoxicated, authorities said.

September 14, 2014 7:15 pm
MARC CHASE: Giving spirit survives senseless, preventable tragedy

MARC CHASE: Giving spirit survives senseless, preventable tragedy

God might give us only what we can handle, but that doesn't mean the Lake County justice system should up the ante.

July 27, 2014 12:00 am Photos

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Documents about blood-alcohol content in fatal crash will be allowed in court

CROWN POINT | A Lake County Criminal Court judge will allow crucial police documents to be presented during the trial of a man accused of driving drunk and killing a St. John woman. 

July 23, 2014 8:04 pm

Ill. lawmakers advance plan to ease DUI penalties

SPRINGFIELD, Ill. | Drunken driving offenders stripped of their driver's licenses could hit the road again if a proposal — supported by a prominent anti-drunken driving organization — keeps making its way through the Illinois Legislature.

May 14, 2014 3:31 pm

Judge denies bond reduction for man charged with DUI death

CROWN POINT | A judge denied a motion Wednesday to reduce bail for a Hammond man facing felony charges stemming from a fatal traffic crash in November.

March 26, 2014 8:30 pm
MARC CHASE: Driving recklessly in OWI litigation

MARC CHASE: Driving recklessly in OWI litigation

When do we stop creating more laws and demand prosecutors and judges enforce a plethora of legal measures already on the books?

March 20, 2014 12:00 am
Former Lynwood clerk gets 6 years in prison for DUI fatality

Former Lynwood clerk gets 6 years in prison for DUI fatality

MARKHAM | Before receiving a six-year prison sentence Tuesday for a 2011 fatal car crash, longtime Lynwood official Roy Valle sought forgiveness.

January 21, 2014 3:30 pm
Former Lynwood clerk wants health considered in plea negotiations

Former Lynwood clerk wants health considered in plea negotiations

MARKHAM | Former Lynwood Village Clerk Roy Valle's attorney wants his client's medical records to be considered as he and the Cook County state’s attorney’s office negotiate a plea agreement over charges Valle faces in a 2011 fatal DUI crash.

October 25, 2013 11:54 am

Local motorists are steered into federal drinking and driving survey

CROWN POINT | Northwest Indiana residents unexpectedly found themselves giving breath, saliva and blood samples as well as answers about their personal lives last weekend for a federal survey on impaired driving.

September 25, 2013 10:12 am
EDITORIAL: Alcohol, water can be deadly combination

EDITORIAL: Alcohol, water can be deadly combination

Alcohol and water don't mix well, at least when the water isn't in a glass. Yet drunken boating continues to be a problem.

August 25, 2013 12:00 am Video

EDITORIAL: Ignition interlock devices are key to safety

One of the National Transportation Safety Board's recommendations for decreasing the number of traffic fatalities seems dead on arrival in the Indiana General Assembly. But that shouldn't stop the state from following up on another suggestion.

May 22, 2013 12:00 am

Westville man faces second drunk driving charge

LAPORTE | A 60-year-old Westville man could be looking at prison time after being charged with his second drunk driving offense within the past four months.

November 28, 2012 5:30 pm
Police: Hammond woman crashes into semi after birthday drinking binge

Police: Hammond woman crashes into semi after birthday drinking binge

GARY | A Hammond woman gave herself an unwelcome birthday present early Saturday, running her car into the rear of a semi after a night of drinking and earning a drunken driving charge, police said.

October 27, 2012 5:15 pm

Motorcyclists injured in separate wrecks

Two men were allegedly drunk when they were injured in separate weekend motorcycle crashes in LaPorte County.

July 16, 2012 10:36 am
Michigan City woman gets 6 years in prison for fatal drunken driving crash

Michigan City woman gets 6 years in prison for fatal drunken driving crash

VALPARAISO | Michigan City resident Sandra Everly told the court Tuesday she did not want to climb behind the wheel of her car drunk on the night of Aug. 20, 2010.

May 01, 2012 8:30 pm
Accident survivor cautions Cedar Lake students about drunken driving dangers

Accident survivor cautions Cedar Lake students about drunken driving dangers

CEDAR LAKE | Four days before their prom, juniors and seniors at Hanover Central High School heard a first-hand account about how bad decisions can turn a party into a tragedy.

April 25, 2012 9:30 pm Photos

Photos

MARK KIESLING: Memo to defendant: From now on, take the bus

MARK KIESLING: Memo to defendant: From now on, take the bus

Maybe Michael Temores is a good argument for a regional public transportation system.

February 08, 2012 12:00 am

Judge rejects new trial request for Steger man in auto fatal

JOLIET, Ill. | A new criminal trial for a Steger man found guilty of an auto crash that killed his girlfriend's 5-year-old son will not occur anytime soon.

January 11, 2012 1:10 pm

Cal City schools chief Paraday gets 4 years probation for aggravated DUI

JOLIET | Calumet City District 155 School Superintendent Troy Paraday was sentenced to four years of probation Wednesday after pleading guilty to aggravated driving under the influence in a 2008 Homer Glen car crash.

October 27, 2011 5:00 pm

EDITORIAL: Lake too lax on drunken driving

In Lake County, the numbers show, drunken driving offenses are not taken as seriously as they should.

October 11, 2011 12:00 am
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