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In PA, radar guns are still a no no. But is that changing?

Officers nationwide use radar guns to enforce speed limits and catch drivers who may be breaking the law. Nationwide—except in Pennsylvania, where local police officers are banned from using the technology, making it the only municipality nationwide that has such limits. The technology in Pennsylvania is strictly reserved for state troopers. But that may be changing according to a new article from The Inquirer. Now,

Pennsylvania seeks to stiffen repeat DUI offender penalties

While the Keystone State does have some harsh punishments for DUI convictions such as hefty fines and jail time, it is one of the more lenient states on the controversial matter. Last year, the personal finance website WalletHub found Pennsylvania to be the 43rd strictest state on DUI laws, ultimately ranking near the bottom of the list. This is due to the state having low

Pittsburgh man facing drunk driving charges

On Thursday, Aug. 16, police in Pittsburgh arrested the man they say is responsible for hitting eight parked vehicles with his car. Impairment is thought to be a factor in this case. This gentleman is facing a slew of charges, including drunk driving. Thankfully no one was hurt in the incident. According to a news report, police were called to a neighborhood in Mount Washington

What can you expect after getting a DUI?

Most states, including Pennsylvania, takes driving under the influence of alcohol very seriously, Because of this, the consequences can be severe. If you find yourself facing DUI charges, here is what you can expect. This post will look at what to expect if this is your first DUI. It should be known that the penalties are more severe if you receive a second or third

What to expect at DUI checkpoints in Pennsylvania

Drivers in Pennsylvania should expect more delays while traveling this fall because DUI sobriety checkpoints will be growing in numbers. According to Public Opinion, state police will increase DUI sobriety checkpoints throughout September to target intoxicated drivers. The local authorities will focus roads with a high volume of DUI arrests and crashes. What can drivers expect? Checkpoints, also known as roadblocks, are traffic stops that

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

DUI checkpoints set up preceding the Fourth of July

Gearing up to Fourth of July, the Pennsylvania Department of Transportation (DOT) and other law enforcement are rolling out DUI checkpoints across the state. According to CBS Pittsburgh, the checkpoints will continue through July 5. The agencies are trying to prevent impaired drivers from getting behind the wheel and ultimately causing vehicle accidents. A member of the DOT stated that in 2017, police officers were