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If You’re Going to Drive Drunk, Stay Off Busy Oak Brook Streets

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IL DUI lawyerA look at the Oak Brook Police Department’s DUI arrest record reveals a good tip for DuPage County drivers: do not drink and drive in Oak Brook, particularly on the area’s busiest streets and during peak traffic hours. The Oak Brook PD made 43 arrests in 2017 for driving under the influence, roughly in line with its average of 50 arrests per year in 2013-1016. That’s roughly one per week.

Unfortunately, the number of DUI-related car crashes in Oak Brook hit a five-year high of 18 in 2017, twice as many as in 2016. So, even if you are not driving while intoxicated, stay alert and drive defensively on the busy roads around the Oak Brook shopping mall, because some driver around you very well could be driving impaired. If you are involved in an accident, even if you are not at fault, no one wants to spend their free time dealing with insurance adjusters and body shops.

Note that across all of DuPage County, there were about 2,900 DUI arrests each year in 2014, 2015, and 2016.

Oak Brook DUI Arrests Happen Mostly in the Evening Hours

A review of 14 arrests made in 2018 showed that the evening rush hour of 3 pm to 8 pm had slightly more DUI arrests (eight) than the late-night 10 pm to 2 am period (six arrests).

The weekend days of Saturday and Sunday accounted for 6 of the 14 arrests. The other eight arrests were spread evenly across the weekdays.

Nearly all of the DUI arrests happened on the city’s main arteries: Route 83, Butterfield Road, and 22nd Street.

Each Oak Brook Patrol Officer Makes Two Arrests per Year

Oak Brook has roughly 20 officers on regular street patrol, which means that any one officer only makes about two DUI arrests per year. While police officers are generally well-trained in the correct procedures for evaluating drivers for impairment and conducting field sobriety tests and breathalyzer tests, there is always room for errors to be made. An experienced local DUI defense attorney knows exactly what police evidence is collected and what to look for, such as video and audio recordings and breathalyzer records.

Seek Advice from a Skillful DUI Defense Attorney in Oak Brook

The Oak Brook police are experienced in identifying and arresting drunk drivers. So, if you are arrested for DUI in Oak Brook, you need the immediate help of an experienced DuPage County DUI defense lawyer. The attorneys at McMahon Law Office have over 20 years of experience in bringing DUI cases to a positive outcome, through detailed investigations and persuasive advocacy. For a free consultation, call 630-953-4400.

 

SOURCES:

https://www.oak-brook.org/DocumentCenter/View/7348/Annual-Report-2017A

https://www.cyberdriveillinois.com/publications/pdf_publications/dsd_a118.pdf

http://www.chicagotribune.com/suburbs/oak-brook/news/ct-dob-oak-brook-blotter-tl-0607-story.html

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