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Vermilion County sheriff’s deputy arrested for DUI in Urbana

James “Nick” Beddow, 45, of the Vermilion County sheriff’s department was arrested on Sunday morning for driving under the influence and running a red light.

According to police, Beddow was driving and pulled over on the 1500 block of East University Avenue in Urbana after running a red light. He was taken to Champaign County jail, and paid 10 percent of his $1,000 bond to be released.

The case will proceed like any other citizen, and once concluded, a separate investigation as to what action will be taken in his sheriff’s department.

If you have been charged with driving under the influence, contact Champaign DUI defense attorneys of Bruno Law Offices by calling 217-328-6000.


Illinois police crack down on unsafe driving this weekend

The Illinois State Police will be having two roadside checkpoints in order to crackdown on unsafe driving such as driving under the influence, driving with a suspended license and transporting alcoholic beverages.

The police are taking a zero tolerance approach on drunk driving. Safety check points were designed to prevent people from driving drunk. Forty percent of all motor vehicle accidents in Illinois have alcohol as a significant factor. A grant from the US Department of Transportation National Highway Traffic Administration has funded the roadside check points.

If you or a loved one has been charged with a DUI, contact the Champaign DUI lawyers of Bruno Law Offices by calling (217) 328-6000.


DUI charges dropped against cop

DUI charges have been dropped against a cop that was involved in an accident that killed two people. The charges were dropped due to lack of evidence.

The police officer was initially charged with a misdemeanor DUI that turned into a felony after the accident was fatal. The case would be determined on the fact whether or not the man was drunk driving or not.

According to reports, the judge threw out a piece of evidence that was a security video of the officer taking shots at a bar. The judge said that there was no indication that the cop was drunk. The family may continue with a civil case.

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