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Checkpoint arrests thrown out, not legal, Supreme Court rules

In an important moment for Pennsylvania, the Pennsylvania Supreme Court made a ruling that changed the way DUI checkpoints would be used in the state. With sobriety checkpoints, there are usually DUI task forces that help stop drivers and take those who are intoxicated off the road. However, there’s a catch. If that DUI task force isn’t authorized, it can’t be used. Since the West

Are breath tests enough to lead to an arrest?

Breath tests are often talked about as if they’re infallible. There’s a good reason for that, though: Most are accurate if they’re given correctly and when calibrated to recognize alcohol well. Most people who have to deal with a breath test have been pulled over or stopped because of unusual actions. For instance, you might have been speeding and weaving in traffic, or you might

Alcohol changes you: Here’s how

Driving while you’re intoxicated is one of the riskiest things you can do on the road. Alcohol can cause many changes in your body, and while you may believe you’re sober, the reality could be that you’re not. Some people feel completely fine even when they’re well over the .08% limit. Others feel the effects strongly at a much lower amount. Regardless of which situation

Drowsy driving can look like drunk driving

Sudden swerving, drifting out of a lane and delayed reactions are surefire signs of a drunk driver, right? That’s not always the case. Drowsy driving symptoms are remarkably similar to drunk driving. A lack of sleep has significant effects on your body’s ability to drive just like alcohol. The National Sleep Foundation says that driving after being awake for 18 hours is equivalent to a

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