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Tag Archives: drunk driving

When Are Police Allowed to Search Your Vehicle?

The Fourth Amendment to the U.S. Constitution protects you from unreasonable searches and seizures. However, it does not mean you are fully protected from a search if an officer pulls you over in your vehicle. There are some circumstances in which officers can search your vehicle without a warrant, including when the following are present: […]

Pennsylvania Runs ‘Drive Sober’ Campaign Through Labor Day

Just about every year, Labor Day weekend is one of the most dangerous times of year for drivers — especially on highways. This year, the Pennsylvania division of the American Trauma Society is teaming up with the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) on a “Drive Sober or Get Pulled Over” campaign that has already […]

Pennsylvania Youth Drinking and Driving Less Frequently

A recent report from the State Epidemiological Outcomes Workgroup (SEOW) indicates there is a downward trend in alcohol use, drunk driving and alcohol-related arrests among Pennsylvania minors. The numbers in the report indicate that from 2011 through 2015, the rates of drinking among 12- to 17-year-olds declined by 18 to 20 percent. These numbers came […]

Pennsylvania State Trooper Gets Jail Time After Punching DUI Suspect

Pennsylvania State Trooper John Robert Sromovsky was recently sentenced to two-and-a-half to 12 months in county jail after being convicted by a jury of simple assault. The incident that prompted the charges came in September 2016. Sromovsky taunted, swore at and repeatedly punched a crying man who was belted into his seat in a patrol […]

Calls Increase for Pennsylvania to Toughen DUI Laws

Pennsylvania’s driving under the influence (DUI) laws have been the subject of criticism for some time. Many consider the laws to be too lenient on offenders and point to some of the following statistics as evidence of that: Every year, there are 12,300 crashes caused by impaired drivers, resulting in an average of 9,000 injuries […]

Pennsylvania DUI Laws Among the Most Lenient in the US

A new study by WalletHub listed Pennsylvania as one of the most lenient states in the nation in terms of strictness of driving under the influence (DUI) laws. In analyzing and comparing DUI laws across all 50 states and the District of Columbia, the organization determined Pennsylvania ranks 49th out of 51. Some of the […]

Getting to Work After a DUI Conviction

One of the worst aspects of a conviction of driving under the influence (DUI) is that most often, you lose your driver’s license for some period of time. Not only does this limit your ability to get around and enjoy recreational activities, but it also severely impacts your ability to earn a living. In fact, […]

The Pros and Cons of ARD for Drunk Driving in Pennsylvania

If you have been arrested for drunk driving in Pennsylvania, there is a good chance you have heard about ARD. Short for Accelerated Rehabilitative Disposition, it’s a program for first-time offenders facing charges of driving under the influence (DUI). It is meant to allow these offenders a chance to avoid jail time and allow them […]

Drunk Driving Arrests Trending Downward in NE Pennsylvania

As arrests for driving under the influence (DUI) continue to rise in Pennsylvania overall, one region is bucking the trend. In northeastern Pennsylvania, drunk driving arrests have been on the decline over the past five years. The seven-county region saw a drop of about 17 percent since 2010, when 4,701 people were arrested for the […]

Lancaster County District Attorney Wants Tougher DUI Penalties

If the Lancaster County District Attorney has his way, the potential penalties for driving under the influence (DUI) could get much more stringent. The state’s DUI laws have not been updated in 10 years, and the DA is working on an effort to overhaul the system. Among DA Craig Stedman’s recommendations is a provision that […]


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