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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...

DUI Driving Under the Influence Mom Arrested

DUI Driving Under the Influence Mom Arrested

A mom from Dauphin County was charged Saturday with DUI driving under the influence of alcohol or drugs after she crashed her car with her 15-year-old daughter in the vehicle. In addition to the DUI driving under the influence, Summer Heikes of Middletown, was also charged with endangering the welfare of a child and possession of an open alcohol container or controlled substance in a motor vehicle. She was charged with making a false police report, driving with a suspended license and other traffic violations too. Police report Heikes was traveling too fast for conditions and was unable to stop her car at a stop sign at an  intersection. Her car slid through the intersection in a one-vehicle crash, police said. Fortunately no one was injured in the crash. Ms....

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)...

Grant Money Given for More DUI Sobriety Checkpoints

Grant Money Given for More DUI Sobriety Checkpoints

Drivers in California can expect more DUI checkpoints and roadblocks, as well as extra police patrols attempting to catch drivers under the influence after the “Avoid the 30” program received a $385,000 grant from the state Office of Traffic Safety. The grant money will be spent on overtime and other expenses for law enforcement agencies to set up 13 sobriety checkpoints through next September 2013.“The main message is if you decided to become intoxicated and get behind the wheel, your chances of getting caught are very good,” the Riverside Police Chief stated. The state received the money from the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration. The Avoid the 30 DUI task force is so named to send the message that if motorists don’t drink or use drugs...

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