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Driving Under the Influence DUI for Riding a Lawn Mower

Driving Under the Influence DUI for Riding a Lawn Mower

Really. Late last week a western Pennsylvania man was charged with DUI drunk driving while possessing an open can of beer on a riding lawn mower.  Thomas Marrone, 55, was driving the mower along a highway at just before 1:30 am. According to police he had smelled of alcohol and had an open can of Coors Light. Marrone told the police he was driving home, which was approximately 6 miles away. Today the Westmoreland County District Attorney withdrew the charges of DUI driving under the influence and driving under an alcohol related...

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...

Fatal DUI Driving Under the Influence in Northeast Philadelphia

Fatal DUI Driving Under the Influence in Northeast Philadelphia

A Northeast Philadelphia man has been charged with driving under the influence of drugs or alcohol and vehicular manslaughter as the result of a fatal automobile crash.Just after midnight on November 13, 2012, while at Bustleton Avenue and St. Vincent Street, 33 year old Robert Bregnzer from Mayfair allegedly caused a crash that killed two others. It is reported that Bregenzer was driving a 2001 GMC Yukon east on St. Vincent when he ran a red light and struck a Honda Accord headed south on Bustleton, knocking it into the northbound lanes. The Honda then collided head-on with a Jeep Cherokee. According to reports Bregenzer was either under the influence of alcohol or drugs at the time of the crash. Police found syringes, pills and other drugs in his vehicle at 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...

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