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Beer can be delivered with food in Pennsylvania

Beer can be delivered with food in Pennsylvania

The Pennsylvania Liquor Control Board (LCB) has recently ruled that restaurants, grocery stores, pizza and sub shops, and other food and beer serving outlets to deliver up to two six packs of beers (up to 192 ounces.) The ruling comes with a few catches for both the retailer and the consumer. For instance, consumers ordering beer must pay by credit card over the phone, instead of handing money to the delivery person. Retailers must have a “transporter for hire license,” which can cost about $1,000, which depends on the type of establishment. Retailers with this license can transport up to 192 ounces (or just over two six packs of beer.) This license has been around for quite a while, and the ruling simply clarified that establishments selling food...

DUI Driving Under the Influence Breath Tests Thrown Out By Judge

DUI Driving Under the Influence Breath Tests Thrown Out By Judge

A Pennsylvania Court of Common Pleas judge recently said breathalyzer machines aren’t accurate when determining the blood alcohol content for motorists charged with the state’s highest level of impairment in DUI drunk driving cases.  Dauphin County Common Pleas Court Judge Lawrence Clark Jr. recently ruled breathalyzers cannot be considered accurate beyond a blood alcohol reading of 0.15 percent or below 0.05 percent. In Pennsylvania, a driver is considered impaired with a blood alcohol level above .08. The judge’s ruling — which for now applies only to Dauphin County DUI cases — means the machines cannot be used to determine if a driver is drunk enough to be charged with the state’s highest level of impairment, which of course carries the...

Dallas Cowboy Charged With DUI Driving Under the Influence

Dallas Cowboy Charged With DUI Driving Under the Influence

Dallas Cowboy Josh Brent has been arrested for DUI driving under the influence and manslaughter stemming from a crash on Saturday that resulted in the death of a teammate. The accident happened about 2:20 a.m. Saturday in a Dallas suburb, hours before Brent was to be on a team flight to Cincinnati for the Cowboys’ game Sunday against the Bengals. Brent was responsive when police arrived at the scene of the accident, and able to speak with officers. Teammate Jerry Brown Jr., a 25-year-old  on the Cowboys’ practice roster, was unresponsive and was transported to a local hospital where he was later pronounced dead. Brent was allegedly speeding when his vehicle hit a curb and flipped over. When the officers arrived at the state highway service road,...

Jessica and Ashlee Simpson’s Dad Pleads to DUI Drunk Driving

Jessica and Ashlee Simpson’s Dad Pleads to DUI Drunk Driving

Joe Simpson, father of Ashlee and Jessica Simpson, pleaded no contest to the charge of drunk driving and will serve three years of probation and attend an alcohol education class. The former minister entered the plea to one misdemeanor count of DUI through his attorney. A second count was dismissed. He avoided a potential prison sentence of up to a year in jail by pleading no contest to the DUI charge. Simpson was pulled over for suspicion of driving under the influence at a DUI sobriety checkpoint about 10 p.m. last August on Ventura Boulevard in the Sherman Oaks area of L.A. He submitted to a breath test to determine his BAC, and spent the night in jail after his arrest. Charged with a DUI? Contact the Law Offices of Michelle A. Fioravanti at 484-876-1543...

Son of ex-Chicago Bears Coach Ditka Facing DUI and Drug Charges

Son of ex-Chicago Bears Coach Ditka Facing DUI and Drug Charges

Former Chicago Bears coach Mike Ditka’s son, Mark Ditka, who is awaiting trial on his fourth DUI charge, tested positive for opiates during a routine pretrial screening. Ditka told the judge the drug had been properly prescribed. But after the judge instructed him to leave the courthouse to go to Walgreens and get a copy of the prescription – an errand expected to take about 20 minutes – he returned more than two hours later without the prescription. Ditka claimed he went to three Walgreens but was unsuccessful in retrieving a copy of the prescription because “their stuff was down.” Ditka was arrested in October near his home and charged with DUI and possession of a controlled substance after authorities said a bottle of Hydrocodone (generic Vicodin)...

How Does Legalized Pot Impact Driving Under the Influence Laws?

How Does Legalized Pot Impact Driving Under the Influence Laws?

It’s official: the states of Washington and Colorado legalized the use of recreational marijuana. But now the challenge is to figure out how to keep stoned drivers off the road. Driving under the influence of drugs is illegal, and nothing Washington and Colorado voters passed this month to tax and regulate the sale of pot for recreational use by adults over 21 changes that. But time will tell whether the ability to buy or possess marijuana legally will bring about an increase of the number of marijuana users on the roads. Statistics gathered for the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration showed that in 2009, a third of fatally injured drivers with known drug test results were positive for drugs other than alcohol. Among randomly stopped weekend...

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