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Truck driver gets prison for DUI

On Thursday in La Salle County Circuit Court, a Chicago area man was ordered to prison for driving a semitrailer while drunken.

Karanjit Singh, 33, North Aurora, was driving a rig at about 6:20 a.m. Oct. 29 on Interstate 80 near Ottawa, when his rig went into a ditch, then weaved back across two lanes, entered the median and returned to the traffic lanes, where it stopped. Singh had a blood alcohol content of .295. In Illinois, a level of .08 or above is legally drunken.

Singh pleaded guilty and was sentenced Thursday to 18 months in prison. He could parole in about six months.

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