Drug and alcohol abuse is a serious problem for many in Illinois, and the problem is compounded when tainted drugs are sold to those who think they understand their tolerance level. To help counter this problem, a local mother is bringing attention to an old law in Illinois that is rarely used.
The common perception of a drunk driver is one standing on the side of a road in Naperville blowing into a hand-held breath measurement device to determine the blood-alcohol content. Yet the comparison of the two elements being measured in this scenario (one's breath and their BAC) might prompt many to ask why law enforcement would measure a person's breath to determine the concentration of alcohol in their blood. Understanding how alcohol ends up in one's breath may help those facing DUI charges to challenge the results of breath test measurements being used against them.
You would probably think twice before driving with an open beer in your vehicle. Medical marijuana patients are bound to similar laws. Even if you have a prescription and are registered, you must use caution when using and transporting medical marijuana.
If you drive about three hours west of Naperville, you will arrive in Aledo, a sleepy rural town in western Illinois. A teacher there was recently arrested by law enforcement officials and charged with predatory criminal sexual assault of a child.