Category Archives: Pennsylvania DUI News

Permalink to PA JUDGE FALLS OVER DURING ROADSIDE TEST

PA JUDGE FALLS OVER DURING ROADSIDE TEST

When State Trooper Daniel Beatty stopped a swerving black Mercedes Benz down Route 28 on the July Fourth holiday weekend, he thought it would be a routine DUI stop. As he approached the car, he said the female driver was “reeking of alcohol, staggering and incoherent to the situation.” Officer Beatty was surprised that the […]

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Permalink to $814,000 Grant to Make the Criminal Records System More Effective in PA

$814,000 Grant to Make the Criminal Records System More Effective in PA

According to the Pennsylvania Commission on Crime and Delinquency (PCCD), Pennsylvania police departments failed to collect the background data on over 1,500 felons.  That means 1 out of every 9 times, police failed to do their most basic of jobs. To improve this worrisome trend, the PCCD has just been awarded a $814,000 grant from […]

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Permalink to Should Pennsylvania Do Away With Elections for Supreme Court Seats?

Should Pennsylvania Do Away With Elections for Supreme Court Seats?

According to The Marshall Project: This year’s supreme court race in Pennsylvania is now the most expensive state supreme court election in U.S. history, according to data compiled by the Brennan Center and nonprofit election watchdog Justice At Stake. Going into Election Day, total spending had reached $15.9 million. The previous record was $15.2 million, […]

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Permalink to PA lawmaker calls for DUI registry

PA lawmaker calls for DUI registry

DUI laws are highly politically motivated.  If they were motivated by lawmakers who cared about our families, you would see similar legislation for driving while texting and for falling asleep at the wheel.  Both of those are just as dangerous as DUI but don’t have powerful lobbies backing new laws. I use that as a […]

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Permalink to Giving Cops “The Silent Treatment” at DUI Checkpoints

Giving Cops “The Silent Treatment” at DUI Checkpoints

An attorney in Florida has recently proposed a tactic that drivers can use to avoid questioning at a DUI checkpoint.  Boca Raton attorney Warren Redlich suggests using a sign like the one he is holding. He has made a YouTube video, which has gone viral, showing how it works . But could this method work in Pennsylvania? […]

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Permalink to PA Police to be out in full force on Super Bowl Sunday

PA Police to be out in full force on Super Bowl Sunday

As with any other holiday, you can expect an increased presence from police on Super Bowl Sunday.  That means extra roving patrols and DUI checkpoints. While many of us will be out and about enjoying time with our family and friends,  police will be out in full force stopping us at DUI roadblocks with no articuable and […]

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Permalink to Prescription Drug Database – Another Way Big Brother is Watching You

Prescription Drug Database – Another Way Big Brother is Watching You

Recently, the State Senate approved legislation to create a database of patients taking prescription drugs.  The idea is to give doctors tools to see if the same patients is getting prescriptions from multiple doctors and abusing prescription medication.  Sounds like a good idea, right? The good idea turns creepy when we find that District Attorneys and […]

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Permalink to DUI Checkpoint for Gettysburg Bike Week

DUI Checkpoint for Gettysburg Bike Week

Motorcycle enthusiasts from all over will be flocking to Gettysburg for the 13th Annual Gettysburg Bike Week.  Police are planning to target the event with a DUI checkpoint: Sobriety checkpoint planned for Gettysburg Bike Week A sobriety checkpoint is slated for Bike Week in Gettysburg, according to the Center for Traffic Safety. The checkpoint will […]

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Permalink to April’s Fools: On April 1, 2014 Pennsylvania becomes a notice and demand state

April’s Fools: On April 1, 2014 Pennsylvania becomes a notice and demand state

On February 19, 2014, effective April 1, 2014, upon the joint recommendation of the Criminal Procedural Rules Committee and the Committee on Rules of Evidence, the Supreme Court adopted new Pennsylvania Rule of Criminal Procedure 574 to provide procedures for the admissibility of forensic laboratory reports in lieu of expert testimony. Click for Order Click […]

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Permalink to Police DUI Training Gets Worse

Police DUI Training Gets Worse

What is this world coming to? Seriously. Life mimics commercials like the one below: The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) developed a curriculum to train law enforcement on how to detect impaired driving. One of these programs, Advanced Roadside Impaired Driving Enforcement (ARIDE), is now being offered as an online training. The goal of […]

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