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Pennsylvania to Ramp Up DUI Enforcement for Halloween

The last few weeks have been busy ones in Pennsylvania when it comes to the enforcement of driving under the influence (DUI). In early October, the Pennsylvania legislature passed a bill that introduces felony DUI charges in the state. Previously, Pennsylvania was one of only four states that did not require felony charges for those […]

Study: Ride-Sharing Apps Cut DUI Arrests in Philadelphia

Ride-sharing apps like Uber and Lyft have exploded in popularity over the last five years. This is thanks in large part to their convenience. However, their greatest benefit might be the effect they are having on drunk driving — especially in big cities. A recent study focused on driving under the influence (DUI) arrest figures […]

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 […]

What New Fines for Underage Drinking Can Mean to You

Getting stopped for driving under the influence (DUI) is the last thing young partygoers think about when heading out for an evening of friends and fun. But it can weigh heavily on their minds when they are hit with the new fines for underage drinking that went into effect on Christmas Eve 2012. The increase […]

What is the STOP Program?

When a state trooper and a middle school principal are stopped in Berks County for driving under the influence (DUI), you know that drinking and driving is a serious problem. It is estimated that in the United States, 50 percent of first time DUI offenders and 80 percent of second and subsequent DUI offenders will […]

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 […]

What You Should Know about the Pennsylvania Accelerated Rehabilitative Program (ARD)

Pennsylvania offers a unique Accelerated Rehabilitative Program (ARD) for first-time DUI offenders. The goal of the program is to avoid drawn-out court proceedings — and prevent future offenses — by giving first-time offenders the opportunity to expunge their criminal records through meeting certain court-ordered conditions. These include drug and alcohol counseling, restitution, and community service. […]

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 […]

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