Tag Archives: Boating under the influence

Permalink to 4th of July DUI Checkpoints: Northumberland County

4th of July DUI Checkpoints: Northumberland County

Sunbury Police confirm there will also be an increased crackdown on drunk boaters this weekend.  Boaters on the Susquehanna river should also be aware and operate with caution.  (See the penalties for Boating under the influence- BUI) Drivers are advised to use their best discretion when getting on the roads this weekend.  If you plan on […]

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4th of July DUI Checkpoints: Philadelphia

Capt. John Wilcyznski, with the Philadelphia Police Department’s accident investigation division (AID) says there will also be increased DUI checkpoints on the roads this weekend. Drivers should expect delays and traffic. The sobriety checkpoints will be held between July 3-July 5. There will also be a number of roving patrols through out the county, especially from […]

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Permalink to You Can Get a DUI while driving a Bicycle, Scooter, Dirt Bike, Boat or a Plane

You Can Get a DUI while driving a Bicycle, Scooter, Dirt Bike, Boat or a Plane

Did you know that DUI arrests are not limited to people driving automobiles? In this post, we will consider the legal definition of the word “vehicle” as it relates to DUIs. From the Pennsylvania Vehicle Code, Section 102, we find the following: “Vehicle.” Every device in, upon or by which any person or property is or […]

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Permalink to Pennsylvania Changes Boating Under the Influence (BUI) Laws

Pennsylvania Changes Boating Under the Influence (BUI) Laws

Governor Corbett recently signed a new bill that stiffens the penalties for boating under the influence (BUI) in Pennsylvania.  Under the new bill, someone arrested for boating under the influence will be charges as a repeat offender if they have prior DUI convictions on their record. The new bill also upgrades homicide by a boating […]

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