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Pennsylvania Politician Gets Jail for DUI Driving Under the Influence

Pennsylvania Politician Gets Jail for DUI Driving Under the Influence

A former state lawmaker from Lehigh County has been sentenced to at least three months in prison following his arrest for DUI driving under the influence and assaulting his wife. Former State Representative Joseph Brennan (D) was arrested in August 2012 after he punched and choked his wife at their home in Lehigh County, then drove away while under the influence of alcohol. This was his second DUI arrest in two years. He pleaded guilty to the domestic violence simple assault and driving under the influence charges, and was sentenced on Thursday. After a request from his wife, Brennan was able to avoid a jail sentence for the domestic violence simple assault charge. However, since this was his second DUI conviction in the last two years, he was sentenced to serve...

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...

HOF Catcher Carlton Fisk Arrested for DUI Driving Under the Influence

HOF Catcher Carlton Fisk Arrested for DUI Driving Under the Influence

Hall of Fame catcher Carlton Fisk, perhaps best known for his home run in the 1975 World Series, was arrested for DUI after police in Illinois found him passed out in a pickup truck in a cornfield. Fisk, 64, was behind the wheel of his F-150 pick up truck with the engine running when police arrived. Fisk was taken to the hospital, and refused to take a blood alcohol test. There was an open bottle of vodka in the truck. Fisk was released after posting bail in the amount of $300, and is scheduled to appear in court this Thursday. If Fisk was arrested driving under the influence under these circumstances in Pennsylvania, it is likely he would receive ARD if it was his first offense. He would be facing a one year suspension of his driver’s license for refusing...

Bucks County DUI Driving Under the Influence Sobriety Checkpoints Scheduled

Bucks County DUI Driving Under the Influence Sobriety Checkpoints Scheduled

Bucks County’s Quakertown and Richland police departments, along with the Pennsylvania State Police of Troop M, Dublin, will be participating in a DUI safety initiative throughout Thanksgiving Day and the weekend. Beginning midnight Tuesday and running until midnight Sunday, motorists will be observed by roving patrol units and roadside sobriety checkpoints for possible DUI violations on area state highways. Other checkpoints and roving units will be active  across the state in an effort to reduce alcohol related incidents. Please be particularly careful if you are driving through these areas. Charged with a DUI? Contact the Law Offices of Michelle A. Fioravanti at 484-876-1543 or www.fioravantilaw.com for an experienced DUI...

Don’t Get an Arrest Warrant Because of Hurricane Sandy

Don’t Get an Arrest Warrant Because of Hurricane Sandy

Nearly all the courts in Chester, Montgomery, Philadelphia, Delaware and Bucks County were closed on Monday and Tuesday due to Hurricane Sandy. If you had a DUI, driving under suspension, or any other type of criminal defense or traffic violation trial scheduled for one of those days it will be continued by the Court. Make sure you don’t lose track of your court date. Be on the look out for the rescheduling notice, and contact your lawyer or the Court if you don’t receive a notice with a new date in the next few weeks. Your failure to appear at the rescheduled DUI or driving under suspension trial may result in a warrant for your arrest, fines and penalties, and maybe even...

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