All Pennsylvania drivers need to know exactly how drunk driving laws work. It may not be exactly how you expect.
You know that you can get a DUI if you break the legal limit, which is a blood alcohol concentration of 0.08% for most drivers. If the police pull you over and give you a breath test -- or arrest you and then perform a blood test -- you can face charges for driving with an excessive amount of alcohol in your system.
It's important to understand how the different types of alcohol that you drink may impact you in different ways. This is especially important when considering whether or not you should drive after having a drink.
Most of the time, the term "DUI" refers to driving under the influence of alcohol. However, it's important to note that it does not only refer to alcohol, and you definitely can get one even if you have not had a single drink.
A rather strange case in Pennsylvania could have serious ramifications for a man who was arrested after a woman fell out of a moving vehicle and landed in the roadway. She can't tell police what happened, as she's in critical condition, so there is some controversy over the events.
A Pennsylvania woman, 32, is facing some very serious charges after a run-in with the police. They claim that she was driving while under the influence (DUI) and that she then tried to evade arrest when they attempted to apprehend her.
Police in Pennsylvania decided to set up a DUI checkpoint back in the middle of March, running it on March 15 and March 16. They are now releasing their report about how it did, and it's being called a bust. It appears that they shut it down early because it was ineffective.
According to reports out of Pennsylvania, a bus driver was allegedly drunk behind the wheel, even though she had more than two dozen kids on the school bus at the time. She has now been arrested and is facing some very serious charges.
In Pennsylvania, lawmakers have set the legal blood alcohol content (BAC) limit at .02 for anyone under 21 and .08 for anyone that age or over. Those who exceed these run the risk of being arrested for driving under the influence (DUI). There are significant consequences to being arrested and charged with drunk driving in the state depending on which of the three tiers your offense falls under.