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Police Say Mother Framed Son for DUI

Local police in Williamsport say a woman framed her son for driving under the influence (DUI). According to a report by WNEP-TV, the 38-year-old woman from West Milton admitted to investigators that she put her 20-year-old son behind the wheel of a car in February, then called police and told them he had passed out […]

Strategies for Reducing Underage Drinking

In 2007, the U.S. Surgeon General issued a call to public health organizations to come up with strategies to reduce underage alcohol consumption. Even though the legal drinking age in the United States is 21, binge drinking and alcohol abuse among middle school, high school and college students causes more than 4,300 deaths per year, […]

Qualifying for the Berks County DUI Alternative to Jail

A new father celebrating the birth of his son with a few beers gets arrested for a DUI (driving under the influence). Will he have to spend the first days of his new son’s life in a county jail? Berks County has an Accelerated Rehabilitative Disposition (ARD) Program for DUI. This program is an alternative […]

Pennsylvania’s Ignition Interlock Device Rules

After finding that alcohol was a major factor in wrong-way driving crashes, the National Transportation Safety Board recently recommended that states require ignition interlock devices (IIDs) to be installed on cars driven by anyone convicted of driving under the influence (DUI), even first-time offenders. Currently, PA law only requires an IID to be installed after […]

Why a Private DUI Defense Attorney Can Make a Difference in Pennsylvania Cases

Many people charged with driving under the influence radically misjudge the need for a private DUI defense attorney. Anyone who watches crime dramas is familiar with the portion of the Miranda warning that advises of the right of indigent defendants to have an appointed attorney. It is important to understand that the right to an […]

Could Warrantless Blood Draws Be on the Horizon in Routine Pennsylvania DUI Cases?

Pennsylvania’s implied consent law provides that drivers are deemed to consent to chemical blood alcohol concentration (BAC) testing of breath, blood or urine by virtue of operating, driving or being in physical control of a vehicle in Pennsylvania. When a police officer with “reasonable suspicion” that the driver is driving under the influence (DUI) stops […]

Why You Should Just Say No When Stopped for a DUI

When you glance in the rearview mirror and see flashing lights after a night of watching the Steelers or Eagles game at a local bar, you may experience an overwhelming sense of dread. A conviction for driving under the influence (DUI) in Reading can threaten your freedom, bank account and job. The anxiety that many […]

What to Expect During a DUI Arrest

The last several years have seen a national crackdown on drunk driving.  And Pennsylvania is no exception.  State police and local police departments have stepped up efforts to catch drunk drivers, including strategic use of DUI checkpoints.  Officers at DUI checkpoints briefly interview drivers passing through and detain those who appear intoxicated. Whether police detain […]

Drunk Driving in Pennsylvania

Numbers count In over 1,000 collisions investigated by Pennsylvania State Police over the recent Thanksgiving holiday, ten people lost their lives and 326 people were injured. Four of those fatalities and 103 collisions were alcohol-related. In terms of arrests, in 2009, state troopers issued over 400 citations for driving under the influence (DUI) during the […]


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