Illinois Legislators Push for Stiffer Penalties for Drunk Chauffeurs

Posted on May 28, 2013

CHICAGO—Illinois state legislators introduced a bill on May 14 to increase the penalty for hired drivers caught transporting passengers while drunk from a misdemeanor to a felony aggravated DUI. The proposal, sponsored by House Republican leader Tom Cross (R-Oswego) and Rep. Dennis Reboletti (R-Elmhurst) comes in response to limo driver Richard Madison taking 23 Oswego East High School students to their prom while allegedly driving with a blood alcohol level that was three times the legal limit.

The proposal would increase the penalty for hired drivers under the influence to a Class 4 felony, which carries a one-to-three-year prison sentence or up to two and a half years of probation.

Full story at Chicago Sun-Times.

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