In Illinois, driving under the influence can subject a driver to significant penalties, including fines and jail time. Several aspects of a case can escalate the penalties a person faces for DUI. A person with a prior conviction may face more serious penalties. Those with a blood alcohol content of .16 or higher can receive extra jail time, fines or community service obligations. Another potential escalator is driving under the influence with a child under the age of 16 in the car. A recent case involving the arrest of a Chicago limo driver may involve one of more of these escalators.
Twenty-three teenagers were traveling in a limo to their high school prom. Several of the students became concerned about the driver's conduct and called their parents. Their parents telephoned the police. The driver was met by DuPage County Sheriff's deputies upon arrival at the prom venue. There, they arrested him for driving under the influence of alcohol and reckless conduct.