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5 Don'ts After a DUI Crash

Nobody wants to be involved in a DUI crash, but if you happen to land yourself in one, there are some do's and don'ts to follow.

Case in point, a Kenosha man was charged with not only two felony counts of driving under the influence but also a misdemeanor charge for leaving the scene of a crash, Chicago's WMAQ-TV reports. That last charge could have been avoided had he stuck to proper protocol after a crash.

A DUI-related crash is already bad enough; you don't want to exacerbate the situation. Here are five don'ts to avoid after a crash:

Can You Sue For DUI Arrest Injuries?

Can you sue for injuries stemming from your DUI arrest? While the conduct leading up to the arrest for a DUI may be the driver's fault, there are still some injuries during arrest for which others are responsible. These sorts of injuries are being alleged by Cassandra Feuerstein after an incident she claims required her to obtain facial reconstructive surgery and the insertion of a titanium plate to replace shattered bones, the Chicago Tribune reports.

Feuerstein was detained for a short period of time after being arrested for drunken driving. What happened, exactly, to result in these injuries, and does she have a claim?

5 Things to Know About Ignition Interlock in Illinois

Chances are, if you've been convicted of a DUI in Illinois, you will need to know about ignition interlock. "Ignition interlock" refers to a rather pesky kind of device that allows a DUI offender to continue to drive on a provisional license.

How does it work, exactly? First, the driver must find an authorized ignition interlock service to install the device into their car. Once installed, the driver must then blow into the device every time she wants to start her car. If the system registers her breath with no alcohol detected, then the engine will start. If there is any alcohol detected over approximately 0.00%, however, then the engine won't start.

Now that you know the basics, here are five other important things you should know about ignition interlock laws in Illinois: