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A Closer Look At Scott’s Law / Move Over Law

Published on December 20th, 2020

Scott’s Law official day of remembrance is 12/23 and honors Scott Gillen, a Chicago Fire Department Lieutenant, who was fatally struck by an intoxicated driver while at the scene of an accident two days before Christmas in the year 2000.  This tragic accident left a wife and five daughters without a husband and father.

As we approach the anniversary of Lt. Scott Gillen’s death, we are reminded of the seriousness of the Illinois Move Over Law, also known as Scott’s Law. Listen and learn about the Move Over Law / Scott’s Law as Peter Wachowski shares valuable information with Attorney Samuel Partida during an interview on the Criminal Nugget Podcast.

Highlights of interview include:

  • What the law requires when a driver is approaching a vehicle on the side of the road with flashing lights.
  • What can happen if drivers do not abide by the law including tickets, fines and jail time.
  •  Lessons learned in defending against an allegation of violating Scott’s Law.

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