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Give thanks for staying safe on the roads over Thanksgiving

It’s officially late autumn, but of course if you step outside on an early morning, you might be forgiven for thinking that winter has arrived in the Edwardsville area. One of the upsides of winter (or late fall) is that it’s also holiday season. Because Thanksgiving is just a few days away, we thought we would quickly go over some of the dangers associated with the otherwise pleasant occasion.

Missouri again considering DUI checkpoint funding cut

A proposal in the Missouri House of Representatives has reignited a fight with Mothers Against Drunk Driving. The organization has in the past battled an effort to defund the state’s DUI checkpoints and the group is ready to do it again.

Lawsuit: Drunk driver killed South Roxana father of two young kids

The South Roxana man and father of two young children was driving north on Illinois Route 255 last month. Without warning, an allegedly drunk driver making a U-turn slammed head-on into his vehicle. The 30-year-old father to a son and daughter died of his injuries.

The damage done by drunk drivers in the holiday season

The holiday season is not only one of the most joyful times of year, but it's also one of the most dangerous. Edwardsville residents know well the risks of driving in snow and ice, and when you compound those natural hazards with the manmade perils of drunken driving, the Christmas season is one in which drivers are urged to proceed cautiously so that everyone gets home for the holidays.

Who can be held responsible following a drunk driving accident?

Illinois residents who have been injured or lost loved ones because of the actions of drunk drivers may feel a bit lost and unsure of what legal options are open to them in order to seek compensation for their losses. Following a drunk driving accident, the driver believed responsible may be held accountable both criminally and civilly. According the state laws, certain establishments could also be ordered to pay compensation to victims or their surviving family members.

Victims in drunk driving accident have rights to compensation

People are faced with a multitude of decisions daily. Many decisions are routine and may have little to no impact to those around them. Unfortunately, the decision to drive while intoxicated is one that may have repercussions that can be harmful or fatal to others. Recently in Illinois, a man allegedly made a poor choice that may have resulted in a drunk driving accident.

Victims injured by a drunk driver can seek compensation

Driving under the influence is a choice that is almost always followed by negative consequences. Unfortunately, some of those consequences affect others on the road. People injured by a drunk driver may feel a lot of anger as some injuries suffered can last for years. Recently, an Illinois a woman was arrested for her poor choice of driving while impaired.

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