A party bus driver had a blood-alcohol content nearly three times the legal limit when he took a vehicle full of teens to their prom, DuPage County sheriff’s officials said Monday afternoon.
Richard L. Madison, 54, of Palos Hills was charged with DUI and reckless conduct, DuPage County state’s attorney spokesman Paul Darrah said. Madison’s blood-alcohol content measured at 0.22, authorities said.
Madison was the driver of a party bus taking 23 students to the Oswego East High School prom. Teens on the bus say they noticed Madison was driving erratically and they text messaged their parents. When they arrived at Abbington Banquets in unincorporated Glen Ellyn, the DuPage County Sheriff’s Department was waiting for Madison and he was given a breathalyzer test.
Madison was arrested and released about 11:30 p.m. Saturday after paying $100 on a $3,000 bond, Domrose said.
The party bus was operated by Limos Alive Party Bus, the sheriff’s office said. Limos Alive Party Bus representatives said they had no comment Thursday afternoon.
Madison could not be reached for comment.
The Chicago Tribune contributed to this report.