Drunk driving as well as driving while impaired on drugs continues to be a problematical issue with regard to safe travel in Will County as well as Illinois in general.
On this site, Will County vehicle crashes that have involved DUI are discussed in posts found under the “DUI” category. As seen in these accidents, serious injuries as well as fatal injuries have resulted from these crashes. These crashes have included “wrong-way driver” accidents, “chain reaction” crashes, and vehicle rollovers.
The November 6, 2016 Joliet Patch article (“Will County Prosecutor Honored by Alliance Against Intoxicated Motorists“) discusses various aspects of a Will County assistant state’s attorney in the prosecution of drunken driving cases.
An excerpt from the article, regarding one case:
Most notably, she led the prosecution team that secured a conviction and a 9-1/2 year prison term for Cecil Conner, a drunken driver who caused a one-car wreck that killed a 5-year-old boy in May 2010 in south suburban Steger. Michael Langford Jr., the son of Conner’s girlfriend, had been sleeping in the backseat when the car crossed the center line, drove across several lawns, ripped down a fence and collided with a pine tree at between 66-73 mph. Conner’s blood-alcohol level tested at .180.
That case is further discussed in the January 21, 2012 Chicago Tribune article titled “Steger man gets 9.5 years for fatal DUI.”