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Pittsburgh drunk driving: Q and A

Law enforcement officers in the city of Pittsburgh are constantly on the lookout for individuals who are driving while impaired. Drunk driving can carry significant penalties if one is ultimately convicted — particularly for repeat offenders. Anyone charged with DUI is likely to have a lot of questions. This week’s column will answer some of the most commonly asked questions. Question number one is: What

Driver who crashed into house charged with drunk driving

A young man was driving his car near Manchester Township when he crashed it into a home. Pennsylvania police were called to the scene and the driver arrested for drunk driving and other criminal offenses. The potential penalties if he is convicted can have long-lasting consequences, so he needs to approach this matter carefully in court. An experienced criminal defense attorney can help him do

Drunk driving charges bring permanent consequences

This month will make the first anniversary of a horrific triple-fatality crash in Bethel Park. Police attributed the deadly collision to drunk driving and speeding. There was just a single survivor from the one-car collision on Library Road that occurred one hot July night last summer. Three young women had been out bar-hopping on Pittsburgh’s south side and then stopped to pick up a fourth

How the HGN test tests for drunk driving

Pennsylvania residents who are thought to be driving under the influence of alcohol will likely be asked by law enforcement officers to participate in field sobriety testing. There are three standard tests. This week, this column will go cover the horizontal gaze nystagmus test and how it tests for drunk driving. What exactly is the HGN test? With the HGN, officers focus solely on a

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Louis Emmi

Louis Emmi