DUI: Who gets arrested?

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DUI: Who gets arrested?

“Driving Under the Influence” is defined as operating a motor vehicle while impaired by alcohol, other drugs including cannabis (marijuana) prescribed for medical purposes, or intoxicating compounds and methamphetamine. In Illinois, a driver is legally considered to be under the influence if he/she has a blood-alcohol content (BAC) of .08 or more, has used any illegal substance or is impaired by medication. Illinois’ .08 limit has been in effect since July 2, 1997.

In 2012, Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration found that 29.1 million people admitted to driving under the influence of alcohol. The most common time to get stopped for suspicion of DUI is between 11 p.m. and 4 a.m. In Chicago, the most common hour to get stopped is between 1 a.m. and 2 a.m., when most bars close, according to Chicago Police data. About 35,000 people were arrested for DUI in Illinois last year. About 75 percent of the people arrested were men and men between 21 and 24 had the highest arrest rate (about 15 per 1,000 licensed drivers). 80 percent of those arrested were first time offenders.

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