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Chicago limo driver under the influence while driving teens to prom

Posted on in Drunk Driving Accidents

Prom night is a big deal for high schoolers but it may be an even bigger deal for the parents of the teenagers. Parents worry about safety, especially underage drinking and driving. They understand the consequences of drinking and driving, ranging from DUI accidents to death.

Sadly, on a recent prom night in Illinois it wasn&t the high schoolers that the parents needed to worry about; it was the limo driver taking their children to prom. A Chicago limo driver was arrested for drunk driving. He was driving 23 teens to prom at the time of the arrest.

The young passengers immediately noticed the driver&s strange actions. He apparently drove over medians and cut off other cars. He even tried to drop the passengers off at the wrong hotel. Some of the teens got nervous and called their parents. By the time the limo driver made it to the right hotel, police at the prom venue were able to handle the situation until sheriff&s deputies arrived to make the arrest.

The limo driver was arrested for reckless conduct in addition to the DUI charge. The driver is blaming the unpredictable driving on mechanical problems.

The parents were rightfully scared and upset. They hired the limo driver to make sure their children made it to prom safely and realize that the situation could have ended much worse.

Drunk driving is a selfish offense. Driving under the influence can leave to drunk driving accidents and can leave many innocent people hurt. Drivers have a responsibility to abide by the rules of the road and that include the legal alcohol limit. The limo driver in this case had an added responsibility to the passengers in his vehicle. Had an accident occurred as a result of his recklessness, any injured victims would be able to bring a lawsuit against the driver and even the limo company.

Source: Fox News, "Chicago limo driver arrested for drunk driving after taking 23 teens to prom," May 13, 2013

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