Category Archives: Drunk Driving

Trucker driver under banned road conditions facing DUI charge

A truck driver who apparently decided to continue driving despite a travel ban is now facing a DUI charge. Recent inclement weather closed some major Pennsylvania highways and the accused truck driver was stopped on I-78 by state police trooper about an after after the announced driving ban. The officer allegedly smelled marijuana in the cab of the truck and apparently found a jar containing

Was drinking and driving always illegal?

You may be surprised to know that drinking and driving hasn’t always been illegal. Surprisingly, some states even allow open containers in vehicles today (Mississippi is a good example). You know that driving after drinking is dangerous, which is why it’s banned by today’s laws. However, the first drinking-and-driving laws weren’t established until 1910. It was then that the mass production of automobiles started, so

Drunk driving charges against Pennsylvania police officer dropped

DUI charges filed against a police officer have been dropped. The Pennsylvania police officer was charged in connection with an alleged drunk driving incident in December. It was alleged that the officer hit a used vehicle on a car lot while he was under the influence of alcohol. But a judge didn’t buy it and dropped the charges at the officer’s recent preliminary hearing. Police

Pennsylvania delivery driver facing drunk driving charge

Being charged with DUI can affect every part of a person’s life, including how he or she makes a living. A 27-year-old delivery company driver will need to fight a drunk driving charge aggressively after being arrested for allegedly being under the influence of alcohol and marijuana. Police say they found an open container of alcohol in his vehicle. According to Pennsylvania state police, the accused

Celebrity’s stepmom facing drunk driving charges in Pennsylvania

People can be charged with DUI in Pennsylvania even if they spend a minute behind the wheel of a vehicle when they’re inebriated. Although the stepmother of former child actress and socialite Lindsay Lohan took the bus on Christmas Day, she is facing DUI charges. Kate Major Lohan, age 36, was charged with drunk driving after she allegedly yanked the bus driver out of her seat, getting into

Harsher penalties for Pennsylvania repeat drunk driving offenders

The penalties for driving under the influence just got stiffer for repeat offenders in Pennsylvania. Penalties have also become more harsh for homicide convictions in connection with drunk driving in Pennsylvania. Two mothers who lost children to drunk drivers were instrumental in paving the way for the new legislation that just recently went into effect, so it is imperative that those charged with DUI more than once

Pennsylvania woman charged in drunk driving death

Pennsylvania imposes potentially severe consequences on those convicted of causing serious bodily injury to, or the death of, another person due to driving under the influence. Pennsylvania state police recently arrested and charged a 26-year-old woman not only with drunk driving but with homicide by vehicle while under the influence, among other charges. Police allege that the woman was driving her vehicle early in the morning when she struck

Pennsylvania man facing drunk driving-related charge

Being charged with a serious crime can change a person’s life. Drunk driving is one example. When that charge is accompanied by others that are equally as serious or more serious, as is the case with a 31-year-old Pennsylvania man, a conviction can mean years behind bars, hefty fines and loss of any social standing. The accused has been charged with homicide by vehicle while under