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Originally published May 13, 2013 at 9:35 AM | Page modified May 13, 2013 at 6:28 PM

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DUI charges filed against limo driver after prom

Authorities say a limousine driver who erratically drove more than 20 suburban Chicago teenagers to a prom had an alcohol level nearly three-times the legal limit.

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GLEN ELLYN, Ill. —

Authorities say a limousine driver who erratically drove more than 20 suburban Chicago teenagers to a prom had an alcohol level nearly three-times the legal limit.

Richard L. Madison says he wasn't intoxicated and that mechanical problems caused his erratic driving Saturday as he took the teenagers from Oswego East High School to their prom at a banquet hall near Glen Ellyn.

But a DuPage County sheriff's report says a Breathalyzer test indicated Madison's blood-alcohol level was 0.22 percent. The legal limit for driving is 0.08 percent.

The 54-year-old Palos Hills resident was charged with drunken driving and reckless conduct.

A spokesman for Limos Alive spokesman says there were no mechanical problems with the bus that Madison was driving, and that Madison has been fired.

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