DUI

-Illinois
11:02 am
Mon July 9, 2012

Supreme Court rules a 'slight' deviation is enough for a DUI stop

state of Illinois

The Illinois Supreme Court has ruled in a DUI case that there is no specific required driving deviation to justify police making a traffic stop.

In 2008, Dennis Hackett was driving through Joliet when a sheriff's deputy pulled him over. The deputy said he saw Hackett's car cross a lane divider twice, so he stopped the car and charged Hackett with drunken driving.

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Illinois
6:50 am
Mon July 9, 2012

Illinois Supreme Court rules on DUI stops

Illinois Supreme Court justices
state of Illinois

The state's highest court says police can pull someone over for a DUI stop, even if the driver only drifts slightly out of his or her lane. The ruling stems from a case out of Will County.

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