The State Attorney’s Office provided notification to the DUI defense attorneys about the change soon to come. The letter stated that first-time DUI offenders will have the option to accept a reckless driving charge on the following conditions: they must complete a program, pay a fine and be supervised.

The new rule will not apply if the DUI driver was involved in an accident or if they had minors in the vehicle at time of DUI.

This new policy will not be in effect for at least a few more weeks, there is still minor details to be discussed.