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Repeat DUI offender in Illinois highlights larger judicial issue

In an earlier post this month we reported on the fact that a 59-year-old woman was charged with driving under the influence after being involved in several accidents where a Illinois state trooper and seven others were injured. Since then, more information regarding the woman's driving record -- which includes a history of drunk driving arrests -- has been released, showing just how difficult it can be to keep a habitual drunk driver off of the road.

Illinois state trooper injured in car accident

A woman is facing a DUI charge following a crash that injured a state trooper on Sept. 6, according to local sources. The Illinois officer was sent to a local hospital following the car accident, and the 59-year-old woman has been charged with DUI, among other charges in association with the crash. Seven other individuals were also injured in the crash.

Car accident in Illinois kills 1on Interstate 255

Despite the best efforts of the Illinois State Police to espouse the virtues of safe driving, accidents still happen. That was the case in St. Clair County on Sept. 1 when a crossover car accident killed one out-of-state woman and left her husband clinging to life. So far, police have not filed any formal charges in the accident, which involved two other vehicles. It does not appear that anyone else was injured in the crash.

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