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Drunk Driving Charges Archives

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.

TV show host charged with DUI

Pennsylvania fans of talk show host Steve Wilkos may be interested in learning the latest regarding the automobile crash that prompted a break in scheduled production of his Connecticut based show last month. After initially claiming to have been driving without prescribed eyeglasses, Wilkos has admitted to driving under the influence at the time of the incident.

Drugged driving is not always what you think

You try to be cautious and courteous while you are driving, and you avoid getting behind the wheel after having anything to drink. However, you recently received a prescription for medication that makes you feel dizzy and sleepy. Is it possible that you and other Pennsylvania residents could face a DUI for driving after taking medication?

Changes urged to Pennsylvania's marijuana DUI standards

As medical marijuana has been legalized in Pennsylvania for over a year, Pennsylvania state police are calling for updates to the drunk driving and DUI laws to reflect the current situation. Throughout the state, dispensaries will soon be operating to provide medical marijuana to people with a prescription. Police have expressed their concerns that people with legitimate cannabis prescriptions could get DUI charges, even if they are not intoxicated or unsafe to drive.

Report finds drop in drinking among young teens in Pennsylvania

The Pennsylvania State Epidemiological Outcomes Workgroup has identified a significant drop in alcohol use among young people ages 12 to 17. The researchers looked at data about drinking, drunk driving accidents and arrests for alcohol offenses. Between 2011 and 2015, alcohol consumption among this age group dropped by a minimum of 18 percent.

Scientists have recommended lower legal limit for DUI

Pennsylvania motorists might be seeing stricter drunk driving laws in the future if lawmakers follow recommendations from scientists. Every state has a legal blood alcohol limit of .08 percent, but a report from the National Academies of Sciences, Engineering and Medicine recommends that the limit be lowered to .05 percent. The report makes several other recommendations towards the goal of lowering drunk driving fatalities. They include increasing taxes on alcohol, cutting hours that alcohol is available for purchase, cracking down on sales to minors and limiting alcohol advertising.

TV star Bam Margera charged with DUI

Pennsylvania fans of "Jackass" may be interested to learn that Bam Margera was taken into custody and charged with DUI on Jan. 7. Authorities with the California Highway Patrol said that officers were conducting another traffic stop when the TV star drove by slowly while on his cellphone.

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