Lee County state's attorney has been charged with driving under the influence after the sheriff says the van she was driving struck a parked car.

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The Illinois Secretary of State's office has released data that show that there are more than 5,000 Illinoisans who were convicted of drunken driving four times and had their licenses revoked.

The Illinois State Bar Association wants the state's DUI law changed. Supporters of changes to part of the state's law on driving under the influence think they have a pretty good example to hold up. 

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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.

Illinois Supreme Court rules on DUI stops

Jul 9, 2012
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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.