DUI Statutory Summary Suspension

In a previous post, I discussed the purpose of the driver’s license suspension warnings that the police give motorists during the DUI arrest process. This post looks at the actual suspensions. What purpose do they serve? People v. Bailey* provides the answer: “The implied consent statute reflects the concern of the legislature over the threat to the public imposed by drivers impaired by alcohol or other drugs and serves to deter and remove problem drivers from the highways, thus making the highways safer.”

Jeremy Richey

*612 N.E.2d 960 (Ill. App. Ct. 1993).

1 Response to “DUI Statutory Summary Suspension”


  1. 1 DanR57 February 22, 2009 at 2:17 pm

    “What purpose do they serve? People v. Bailey* provides the answer: “The implied consent statute reflects the concern of the legislature over the threat to the public imposed by drivers impaired by alcohol or other drugs and serves to deter and remove problem drivers from the highways, thus making the highways safer.”

    What the state doesn’t like to admit is that the SSS is a way around due process or presumption of innocence.
    These are merely “loopholes” according to groups like MADD, AAIM and, apparently quite a few of our legislators, senators, governers, and other assorted idiots.


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