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.
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 the driver's seat herself. The supposed incident happened in Hellertown.
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 obtain legal counsel to fight those charges aggressively.
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 another vehicle, causing the death of the driver.
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.
Motor vehicle accidents can unfortunately occur on highways for a myriad of different reasons. Whenever alcohol use is claimed or suspected by authorities in these incidents in Pennsylvania, the potential consequences of a drunk driving charge or criminal conviction can result in many sleepless nights by those facing such accusations. Such may be the case after a recent incident involving an off-duty police officer from Luzerne County.
A 29-year-old man is facing a homicide charge relating to a fatal crash recently that claimed the lives of three people. The accused was allegedly drunk driving when the tractor-trailer he was driving apparently hit the bumper of another vehicle that was in slowed traffic. He kept driving, hitting vehicles as he continued along the busy Pennsylvania interstate highway.
A 53-year-old man has been charged in connection with an incident that pinned a 31-year-old woman underneath his vehicle. Police say the Easton resident has been charged with drunk driving and vehicular aggravated assault after he allegedly ran over the woman outside a Bethlehem hotel in July. The woman suffered major injuries and spent four months in the hospital.
A 24-year-old man has been charged with the death of a mother of five. Police say the Pennsylvania resident was drunk driving when he crashed into the woman's vehicle. He has 15 charges against him, including vehicular homicide. The crash happened around this time last year in the Point Breeze area of Pittsburgh, but police have just recently arrested the accused.
You were out, going about your day or night as usual, and then it happened. While driving along a Pennsylvania road you saw lights flashing behind you and were being pulled over -- but for what? After the officer approached your window and began asking you questions it became quite clear, you were suspected of drunk driving. Knowing you had not had anything to drink that day, you were certain the investigation would turn up nothing, but instead you ended up being arrested due to a high Breathalyzer test readout -- how could this be?