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Drunk Driving Charges Archives

Pennsylvania's SCRAM bracelet program

The Pennsylvania Board of Probation and Parole is one dozens of state agencies around the country to have adopted the use of electronic monitoring bracelets to combat drunk driving. Secure Continuous Remote Alcohol Monitoring, or SCRAM, bracelets detect even trace amounts of alcohol in an offender's bloodstream, and they offer a number of benefits to both law enforcement and the individuals who wear them.

Repeat offender bill approved by Pennsylvania House

According to a Pennsylvania lawmaker, approximately one-third of drunk drivers who are taken into custody or convicted on a DUI charge are repeat offenders. Data from Pennsylvania Parents Against Impaired Driving shows that 40 percent of drunk driving fatalities are caused by repeat DUI offenders. A bill to increase penalties for drunk driving passed the state Senate 45-4. If it ultimately becomes law, it would make it a felony to have four or more DUI convictions within 10 years.

Diversion program could erase TV host's drunk driving charges

Viewers in Pennsylvania may be familiar with TV talk show host Steve Wilkos' brash and confrontational style with his guests that dates from his time as fellow television host Jerry Springer's head of security. In the courtroom, however, Wilkos has been open to a more rehabilitative vision of criminal justice for the drunk driving charges he faced after a January one-car collision.

Pennsylvania man charged with DUI after crash

Police say that a 68-year-old man was intoxicated when he lost control of his vehicle and crashed in Bucks County on the evening of March 29. According to media reports, the accident took place on West Court Street in Doylestown at approximately 8:40 p.m. The local resident was taken into custody at the scene for suspicion of driving while under the influence of alcohol and transported to a nearby hospital to be checked for injuries and provide a blood sample for toxicology testing.

Man facing multiple charges for drunk driving with a child

Law enforcement officers with the Pennsylvania State Police reportedly stopped a 28-year-old Waynesboro man who was allegedly driving while intoxicated by alcohol and drugs. The man reportedly had a child with him, who was sitting in the back seat while he drove.

Driver taken into custody on multiple charges

At about 3 a.m. on March 24, Pennsylvania police spotted a Honda Civic going 81 miles per hour in a 55 mile per hour zone. Authorities trailed the vehicle as it went south on Route 378 before it left the highway at the Center City exit. Although officers tried to initiate a traffic stop, the driver ignored the lights and a stop sign at the exit ramp.

Pennsylvania woman facing her 6th DUI charge

A 64-year-old Pennsylvania woman was charged with driving under the influence of alcohol or drugs for the sixth time on March 10. Police in Pike County say that the woman was taken into custody in Milford after a concerned motorist called 911 to report a suspected impaired driver. After being processed, the woman was deemed unfit for presentment and passed to the Department of Corrections. She was later released after posting bail of $3,100.

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