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Illinois Cities with the Most DUI Charges

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Illinois DUI lawyerSpending an evening or weekend with family and friends is a common way to unwind from a very hectic week. Sometimes, these social gatherings include alcohol, and anyone who is driving must be aware of the adverse consequences that may follow after choosing to drink and drive. When leaving an event, there must always be a designated driver. However, if there is no designated driver, there is always the option for ride-sharing, as to prevent the possibility of driving under the influence otherwise. In Illinois, there are many DUI charges that have been administered, but ten notable cities in the state have experienced the biggest number of DUI charges.

Number of DUI Charges

In 2016, there were a total of 5,619 DUI arrests by the Illinois State Police. Between the years 2015 and 2016, the highest percentage point of DUI arrests included:

  • Elgin, 34.7 percent increase
  • Bloomington, 31 percent increase
  • Lombard, 13.1 percent increase
  • Joliet, 11.6 percent increase
  • Oak Lawn, 2.3 percent increase

The list of Illinois cities with the most DUI charges does not include Chicago. Aside from Elgin, Bloomington, Lombard, Joliet, and Oak Lawn, the other cities that make up the list include:

  • Cicero
  • Elmhurst
  • Decatur
  • Rockford
  • Aurora
  • Fairview Heights
  • Naperville
  • Normal
  • Carol Stream
  • Peoria
  • Springfield

In 2016, Rockford recorded a total of 459 DUI charges. Decatur recorded 401 drunk driving arrests, along with Naperville at 312 arrests, and both Carol Stream and Cicero at 305 arrests. Between 2015 and 2016, there was a 14.7 decrease in DUI arrests. However, far too many drivers are out on the road after consuming alcohol. For each police officer in the state of Illinois, there was a DUI arrest rate of 3.38 drivers.

Call a DuPage County DUI Defense Attorney

Spending a night behind bars after driving the influence, which could easily have been prevented, is one that no one wants to spend. Being charged with a DUI is very serious, and the charge may affect your ability to drive or maintain your vehicle.

If you have been charged with driving under the influence, you can count on McMahon Law Offices to efficiently assist you with your case. Our seasoned Oakbrook Terrace DUI defense attorneys have over 24 years of experience in representing clients in DUI defense matters, so you are guaranteed professional and effective legal representation. For a free initial consultation, please call 630-953-4400 today. We are also available in the evening and over the weekend.




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