Many Americans throughout the county, including students in and around the State College, Pennsylvania, area, like to go out and have a good time and have a couple drinks every now and then. It's not uncommon, however, for a drink or two to turn into three or four, or even more.
According to a recent report, at about 8:30pm on March 31 a 26-year-old woman driving a Hyundai Elantra crossed the intersection of North Atherton street and West Aaron Drive and struck a GMC pickup truck sitting at the intersection. The woman was unresponsive in her car and needed to be revived with Naloxone, which is used to reverse opioid effects. She was then taken to Mount Nittany Medical Center for treatment. Police received a call shortly before the accident about a woman slumped over the wheel of a vehicle near a Red Lobster restaurant down the road.
As a college student, chances are you have consumed alcohol at parties. Even when you are over 21 and out with your friends, it is important to be responsible and avoid driving under the influence (DUI). Penn State is holding a mock DUI scenario on April 4 to remind students about the consequences of drunk driving. Apart from devastating injuries and fatalities, a DUI can result in severe fines, jail sentences and other repercussions. Learn about the penalties for drunk driving in Pennsylvania.
Lots of fine, upstanding citizens find themselves facing DWI charges. A month ago we talked about the Super Bowl and how many individuals attending parties are arrested on suspicion of driving while intoxicated. With March Madness coming up and summer not far behind, police will likely be upping their patrols, meaning more folks may find themselves accused of DWI.
Drug and alcohol addiction affects millions of Americans each day. In fact, according to the director of the Closing the Addiction Gap initiative, as many as 23.5 million in the United States alone are facing alcohol and addiction problems. Unfortunately, the addiction often carries over to other people and can hurt and harm family members as well. A 28-year-old young woman from Jennerstown, Pennsylvania is an unfortunate example after being found in her car after overdosing from heroin while her two-year-old daughter sat in the backseat.
Whether it is your first offense or your fifth, driving under the influence comes with strict penalties, fines and even jail time in Pennsylvania. Your license may be suspended, and your record may affect your future ability to do things like get a job or buy a house. To protect yourself from long-term consequences, there are five things you should know anytime you are pulled over or arrested for DUI.
For National League Football fans throughout the country, the wait is over. Sunday night a new Super Bowl champion will be crowned. Will it be Tom Brady and Bill Belechick's record fifth victory with the New England Patriots, or the under-dog and far less villainous Atlanta Falcons, led by MVP-candidate Matt Ryan?
Getting pulled over and charged for Driving Under the Influence (DUI) in Pennsylvania is serious. If convicted, you could face criminal penalties that include license suspension, monetary penalties, mandatory use of an ignition interlock device and jail time.
It is not uncommon for someone who has been drinking to think irrationally. Alcohol is a popular drug because it lowers inhibitions and gives people a false sense of safety and security. Those under the influence often feel invincible. And unfortunately, when these occur, a person often is more likely to get behind the wheel.
You have the right to remain silent. It sounds so simple. It sounds so familiar. It is the first line of the Miranda rights which are read to people when they are arrested. It is also the primary way to help your case if you are arrested.