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Tag Archives: DUI charges

Pennsylvania Lawmakers Toughen State’s DUI Penalties

After years of receiving criticism about Pennsylvania’s relative weakness in the area of driving under the influence (DUI) enforcement, state legislators passed a bill in October that would impose stricter penalties on repeat offenders. The legislation is Senate Bill 961. It is expected to levy harsher penalties on those convicted of DUI starting in 2019. […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 Woman Charged with DUI After Box of Prescription Drugs Found in Vehicle

A Pennsylvania woman was charged with driving under the influence after she crashed her vehicle near the Holland tunnel in New Jersey, according to Port Authority police. The 54-year-old Pottstown, Pennsylvania resident was also charged with careless driving, reckless driving and failure to yield at an intersection. She had previously been involved in another car […]

Pennsylvania Officer Arrested for DUI After High BAC Test Results

In an alarming bit of irony, an officer from Pennsylvania Liquor Control Enforcement has been charged with driving under the influence after he was pulled over with an extremely high blood alcohol level. The 34-year-old officer, Michael Rutkowski of Nanticoke, was tested for alcohol  consumption after getting into a car accident when officers found that […]

Some Important Pennsylvania DUI Statistics

When you face DUI charges, it is likely that district attorneys will pursue your case to a conclusion. This is because that driving under the influence is a particularly big issue across Pennsylvania and the entire nation right now. To give you a sense of why you face such particularly strong punishments for DUIs even […]

Facing a Second DUI Charge in PA: What You Need to Know

Pennsylvania has been ramping up its efforts to eliminate driving under the influence over the past decade, and has introduced stricter penalties for both higher blood alcohol concentration (BAC) levels and subsequent offenses. To begin with, the penalties you face will vary depending on the tier classification of DUI. Pennsylvania considers a BAC between .08 […]

Unexpected Charges for Driving Under the Influence of Drugs

Driving under the influence (DUI) is a serious charge in Pennsylvania. Many a person has been somewhat surprised to face DUI charges after being stopped driving home from a restaurant or bar. One drink too many is all it takes. However, the rules governing controlled substances and the operation of motor vehicles are even harsher. […]


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