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State Representative Randy Ramey is the latest lawmaker to make criminal news.  He was ticketed early Sunday morning for driving under the influence of alcohol.  His blood alcohol level was zero-point seventeen which is more than twice the legal limit.  Ramey has apologized for his actions.  He says he takes full responsibility and is prepared to face the consequences.  A first time DUI offense in Illinois is a Class A misdemeanor.  That means Ramey could lose his driving privileges for one year, pay a minimum fine of 500 dollars and work 100 hours of community service.  He may retain his driving privileges, however, if he's eligible to have the Breath Alcohol Ignition Interlock Device installed on his vehicle.

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