Drugged Driving and DUIs

In June, I blogged about the increased penalties on drunk drivers in Illinois.  Anyone driving drunk who causes an injury in an accident will have their license summarily suspended.  Continuing this trend of harsher penalties, the Illinois Supreme Court Upheld the felony conviction of a driver found to be under the influence of drugs and alcohol.  What’s surprising is that there was no proof that the use of drugs caused the fatal accident.  The felony driver had only trace amounts of a methamphetamine in his system at the time of the fatal crash.

 

If you or some one you love has been involved in an accident with a drugged driver, be sure to seek legal counsel.