Police in Pennsylvania recently arrested a school bus driver who they say was operating a bus while impaired. She is charged with drunk driving. She is also facing a child endangerment charge, as a student was in the vehicle with her.
Have you been charged with driving under the influence of alcohol? Is so, you may be wondering what this means for your future. Drunk driving is a serious offense in Pennsylvania. If convicted, the potential penalties can have a significant impact on your life.
Summer is quickly approaching, and you know what that means -- more DUI checkpoints are on the way. In Pennsylvania, these checkpoints to check for drunk driving are legal and are commonly seen over the summer, as there seems to be a connection between warmer weather, summer holidays and driving while impaired. While the intention behind these checkpoints is good, they can result in arrests that are not warranted.
A young man in Pennsylvania has found himself facing criminal charges following a recent incident in Pittsburgh. This gentleman is accused of hitting a pedestrian with his motorcycle, causing his passenger to suffer injuries and leaving the scene of the accident. Authorities believe that drunk driving was behind this event.
Have you been pulled over for suspected DUI more than once? Twice? How about three or more times? The state of Pennsylvania does not take repeat drunk driving offenses lightly. If you find yourself facing yet another DUI charge, how you fight your case in court matters.
Pennsylvania residents who are suspected of driving while under the influence of alcohol may be pulled over by police. When this happens, they are likely to be asked to submit to breath tests. When that time comes, they'll have a choice to make: to blow or not to blow. Are breath tests in drunk driving cases mandatory?
State representatives are just like everyone else, right? Some people may not believe so after reading about the drunk driving case against John Maher. A Pennsylvania criminal court closed the case and expunged the record. Is this special treatment, or something that is a possibility for the average Joe?
Pennsylvania residents, or those individuals who are visiting the state, who are thought to be driving while impaired by alcohol may be pulled over by police officers. When they are, they may be asked to submit to roadside testing. If they do and they fail any of the tests, drunk driving charges may follow.
When a law enforcement officer is charged with DUI in Pennsylvania or elsewhere, it is usually the best policy to cooperate, show complete transparency and enter into rehabilitative treatment where appropriate. That approach provides the best path back to normalcy for an officer of the law. There is one obvious proviso: if the accused is not guilty of the drunk driving and other allegations, a vigorous defense would be the more appropriate response.
When a law enforcement officer is charged with DUI in Pennsylvania, the officer may be able to hold on to his or her job but the outcome in that respect is far from certain. This will be an issue with the police chief in Camp Hill, who was arrested for drunk driving in Perry County on Nov. 6 by the state police. Troopers allege that the chief crashed his vehicle into a tree and that he had a blood alcohol reading of .178, which is more than twice the legal limit.