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Important change to Pennsylvania DUI laws

A recent change to Pennsylvania DUI laws allows individuals accused of a DUI the option to continue driving with a special license and an ignition interlock device installed on their vehicle for a year. An ignition interlock device functions as a breathalyzer test that prevents the vehicle from starting if alcohol is detected in the driver's breath. An alternate diversionary program may also be available but the accused individual's driver's license will be suspended for 30 to 90 days.

Crack down on drunk driving in place through Labor Day holiday

Drunk driving charges should be taken seriously. In a Pennsylvania community east of the State College area police are cracking down on drunk motorcycle riding and other types of drunk driving. Authorities recently announced the drunk driving enforcement campaign. Both state and national messaging, along with increased enforcement, is hoped to reduce impaired motorcycle riding and drunk driving on the nation's roadways. Authorities will be conducting zero-tolerance patrols for impaired driving. The enforcement period will extend through the Labor Day holiday.

Knowing the penalties associated with repeat DUI charges

In Pennsylvania, mandatory penalties are associated with repeat DUI charges. When an individual accused of a DUI has a previous DUI in the 10 years prior to the current charge, they may face additional penalties associated with the charges. Multiple offenses can mean increased penalties and consequences for the accused individual so it is important to understand how drunk driving charges are assigned.

One mistake could change your life

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.

Woman suspected of heroin use following crash

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.

A quick guide to DUI laws for Pennsylvania college students

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.

Those accused of DWI in State College should move quickly

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.

Jennerstown woman found overdosing with child in car

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.

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