Independence Day celebrations throughout the United States are commonplace over the July 4 weekend every year. Family, friends and communities come together to celebrate with fireworks, food and drink. Generally, the mood is festive. Many Illinois residents may not immediately make the connection but during Independence Day celebrations drunk driving accidents are the main cause of fatal car crashes.
Following a car accident involving injuries or death, a police investigation will follow to determine the cause of the accident. Although not all car accident are drunk driving accidents, by virtue of being in a vehicular accident authorities have the probable cause to look into what traffic laws were violated and investigate the cause.