Prom Limo Driver Pleads Guilty to DUI

Richard Madison transported 23 Oswego High School students while drunk

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    Richard L. Madison

    A former limousine driver accused of driving nearly two dozen Oswego High School students to prom while impaired last year, pleaded guilty Thursday.

    Richard Madison, 55, of Palos Hills was convicted of one count of driving under the influence of alcohol.

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    Judge Paul Marchese sentenced him to 60 days in the DuPage County Jail.

    Madison was transporting 23 students to the prom in Glen Ellyn last May when students became alarmed by his erratic driving and began contacting their parents. The students say he drove over a median and cut off a couple of cars.

    Madison will have to serve at least half of his sentence before being eligible for parole. He'll also be required to serve two years of probation, 100 hours of public service employment, counseling and a $500 fine.

    Madison was fired from his job at Limos Alive following the incident. He also worked as a school bus driver, a job he was also fired from.