Wednesday, May 15, 2013
The National Transportation Safety Board recommends reducing the limit. Some say it would save lives. Others say it's unreasonable.
One drink could be the standard for drunken driving – at least for some people if the National Transporation Safety Board has its way. On Tuesday, the NTSB recommended states lower the blood-alcohol threshold for driving under the influence from 0.08 percent to 0.05 percent. About 10,000 deaths a year are related to drunken driving. The NTSB says the lower limit would save 500 to 800 lives a year. Officials at the American Beverage Institute called the proposal "ludicrous." It said the average woman could reach the 0.05 percent limit by having one drink. According to CyberDriveIllinois.com's 2013 DUI Fact Book, there were 2,593 DUI arrests in Lake County in 2011; 3,071 DUI arrests in 2010; and 3,029 DUI arrests in 2009. DUI facts from …
Wednesday, January 30, 2013
To crack down on drunk drivers and enforce seat belt use, the Lake County Sheriff's Office will conduct special patrols this Super Bowl Weekend.
- POLICE & FIRE
Wednesday, January 30
The Lake County Sheriff’s Office announced today it will conduct special patrols this Super Bowl weekend cracking down on drunk drivers and seat belt law violators. “We are reminding everyone that if you choose to drink and drive in Lake County this weekend, you will lose,” said Sheriff Mark Curran. “If you plan on drinking alcohol while cheering on your team, pass your keys to a sober driver before the Super Bowl party begins. Follow the rules or the Lake County Sheriff’s Office will arrest you.” “This weekend can be a deadly and dangerous time because of drunk driving,” said Curran. “To help combat this trend we will increase our proactive enforcement efforts with three additional deputies from the hours of 9 p.m. to 1 a.m. Sunday, Feb. …
Monday, September 26, 2011
Charlie Pecaro receives one year court supervision.
Monday, September 26, 2011
Highwood Mayor Charlie Pecaro pleaded guilty to drunk-driving charges last Friday and will receive one year of court supervision, a 30-day suspension of his driver's license and a fine, according to the Highland Park News. Earlier: Highwood Mayor Arrested for Drunk Driving Pecaro, 42, was stopped by police at 2:34 a.m. on Sept. 4 near the intersection of Half Day Road and Western in Highland Park, about a half mile from his home on the first block of Exmoor Court in Highwood, according to the Highland Park Police Department's arrest report. The Highwood mayor was charged with having blood alcohol content over the state's .08 limit as well as operating a vehicle with no head/tail lights and following too closely. If Pecaro adheres to the …
Friday, August 26, 2011
A Buffalo Grove man was charged after a car crash that took place early Thursday morning at Commercial Avenue and Sanders Road in Northbrook.
A 22-year-old Buffalo Grove man was charged with driving under the influence in connection with a car crash in Northbrook Thursday that left one 58-year-old woman dead at the scene. Jiho Lee was charged with two counts of aggravated driving under the influence with great bodily harm, one count of aggravated driving under the influence causing a fatality, speeding and operating an uninsured motor vehicle, according to a press release from Northbrook police. Lee was driving northbound on Sanders Road with two male passengers around 1:30 a.m. Thursday, Aug. 25, when he crashed into a car driven by Zofia E. Strzalkowska, age 58, of Mount Prospect. Strzalkowska, who worked in Northbrook, was making a left turn onto Sanders Road from westbound …
Wednesday, April 20, 2011
Quick reaction prevents possible serious injuries after Highland Park man passes near squad car.
A close call on Deerfield Road has landed one Highland Park man in trouble with the law. According to a police report, two officers had pulled over April 12 to deal with a traffic stop when another car passed extremely close to where they parked. “I observed him [the Deerfield officer] pulling the squad car door towards him and attempting to get out of the way of the vehicle by re-entering his squad [car],” the other officer said in a statement about his colleague's maneuver. “The vehicle passed Officer Carner, missing him by approximately 12 inches,” he added. When police caught up with the vehicle's driver, they reported that 37-year-old James Carroll’s speech was slurred. The officers also discovered that Carroll had bloodshot eyes and …
Friday, March 18, 2011
The following incidents were reported by the Deerfield Police Department on March 5 & 6.
Police spotted a Mercedes Benz weaving in and out of its lane on March 5. When officers pulled Dzmitry Sazanovich, of Deerfield over they say he smelled like alcohol. The 21-year-old told police he was headed from Petergof Nightclub and had two beers while he was there. After failing a sobriety test, Sazanovich was charged with a DUI, speeding, improper use of registration and driving an uninsured vehicle. On March 6 police got a call about a vehicle on the east limit of Deerfield Road driving with its trunk open. The caller told officers two male occupants were “drinking “ inside. When police pulled 28-year-old Douglas Wilmurth of Michigan over they say he smelled like alcohol. Officers also spotted beer cans on the floor of the car. …