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Holidays lead to increased drinking and more police patrols

For many people, celebrating holidays and consuming alcoholic beverages go hand in hand. Office parties, costume parties and even family get-togethers can inspire people to down a few beers, glasses of wine or cocktails. Unfortunately, this way of celebrating the holiday season, from Halloween to New Years Eve, can result in traffic collisions.

Pennsylvania's IID requirements

If you have been stopped and arrested for suspected drunk driving in Pennsylvania , your ability to maintain the right to drive may be among your top concerns. This is a valid issue to be worried about as not being able to drive can make it very hard for you to get to work or otherwise maintain your life. While you may lose your license for some time depending upon your situation, you may also have the ability to regain driving privileges by installing an ignition interlock device.

Failure rates of field sobriety tests

If you have experienced the full process of being arrested and charged with driving under the influence in Pennsylvania, you may well not only feel scared but even potentially helpless. You might have taken field sobriety tests as well as breath or blood tests. The results of these tests would all be used in the case against you. However, before you give up hope and assume that there is no way you can fight the charges against you, think again.

IIDs to be required for first-time DUI

The war on drunk driving is heating up in Pennsylvania it seems. While certainly the need to keep people safe is important and something nobody would disagree with, there is also the need to be fair to all parties. Now the state has stepped up its penalties for drivers convicted of some driving under the influence charges and the move is said to be in line with virtually every other state in the nation.

New law makes harsher penalties for DUI

Drivers across Pennsylvania should take notice of a new law that has gone into effect increasing punishments for first-time DUI offenders. According to WITF, Pennsylvania will join the ranks of 48 other states that mandate ignition interlock devices be installed on the vehicles of those convicted of drunk driving.

The walk-and-turn field sobriety test

If you have ever heard about someone taking or failing a field sobriety test in Pennsylvania, you may well wonder exactly what these tests are like. As explained by FieldSobrietyTests.org, there are actually three standardized tests that the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration has approved for use by law enforcement officers.

Driver's appeal denied in fatal crash

During the Fourth of July holiday weekend Pennsylvania residents tend to hear a lot about the dangers of drinking and driving. This is with good intention, of course, yet during this time it is equally important for defendants to remember that they also have rights. After being arrested for and charged with any type of driving under the influence offense, learning the potential consequences is important.

The eye tracking field sobriety test

After being stopped by a police officer, sheriff or even a state police officer you are asked to submit to certain tests because the officer believes you may be intoxicated, you should understand what these tests are and what they really look for. As explained by FieldSobrietyTests.org, none of the three standardized tests used in a drunk driving investigation can or are even designed to prove that you are intoxicated.

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