(Springfield, IL) — Jailers in Illinois can now keep people in jail till they sober up, even if they could bond out on a DUI charge. Governor Rauner yesterday signed a new law called Conor’s Law, named for the downstate teen who killed himself after a 2015 DUI arrest. His family says he bonded out of jail, but was so despondent that he killed himself. The new law allows jailers to keep anyone who is under 21-years-old that’s arrested for DUI until an adult can pick them up. The law allows jailers to hold DUI suspects who are older than 21 until they sober up.
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