Category Archives: DUI and Traffic Citations

Combination marijuana and alcohol in my BAC level. Do I fight it?

Q: I was pulled over for driving with a flat tire in which case I knew but it was 2am. My phone was dead, and I was about 7 minutes from my crib. The cop stated she smelled marijuana, so they asked me to step out the car. They […] Click here to view original […]

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3-week enforcement blitz nabs 119 impaired drivers, issues 1,900 tickets

(Photo: Matt Detrich/The Star) Police in Marion County arrested 119 impaired drivers and issued more than 1,900 tickets during 24 days of extra patrols aimed at stopping drunken driving. Officers with the Marion County Traffic Safety Partnership issued 1,914 citations, arrested 119 impaired drivers and made nine other arrests […] Click here to view original […]

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Why thousands in Pa. have had their licenses suspended without a DUI or driving violation

Mike Autry says he was arrested on a warrant, but after the police found a small blunt behind his ear, they also suspended his driver’s license. Ty Lohr, tlohr@ydr.com Pennsylvania is one of 12 states that still impose mandatory driver’s license suspensions for some drug offenses — regardless of […] Click here to view original […]

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After tequila shots, he couldn’t say the alphabet. A loophole killed his DUI charge

Kenneth Taylor admitted to drinking a few shots of Jose Cuervo tequila and a couple beers that night. Standing on the side of a Spartanburg County roadway, Trooper R.B. Thornton asked Taylor to recite the alphabet, starting with the letter E and ending with X. Taylor followed instructions, but […] Click here to view original […]

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5 Things to Do If You Are Pulled Over For a DUI

Let’s get one thing straight. People: Don’t drink and drive. Just don’t to it. It is dangerous for you, it is illegal, and most importantly, it is dangerous for everyone else on the road. Please drink responsibly and, if you don’t, be an adult and call for a ride-share […] Click here to view original […]

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State police announce 2017 DUI arrest numbers

State police made nearly 20,000 driving-under-the-influence arrests last year, up 1 percent from 2016 numbers State police made nearly 20,000 driving-under-the-influence arrests last year, up 1 percent from 2016 numbers. The 2017 numbers were released Wednesday by state police. Of the 19,963 arrests made statewide, 179 were in Beaver […] Click here to view original […]

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DUI arrests by state police increased slightly in 2017

The entrance of the Pennsylvania State Police Acadamy in Hershey. HARRISBURG — Pennsylvania state troopers made more DUI arrests in 2017 than they did in 2016 according to data released by the state police on Wednesday morning. State Police made 19,963 DUI-related arrests in 2017, a 1 percent increase […] Click here to view original […]

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Tesla driver arrested for drunk driving after blaming Autopilot for crashing into a fire truck

A Tesla Model S crashed into yet another fire truck resulting in two injuries in San Jose earlier today. The driver said that he “thought the Model S was on Autopilot”, but he was arrested under suspicion of drunk driving. I have to say “yet another fire truck” because […] Click here to view original […]

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At least 6 Colorado residents involved in deadly crash in Sacramento; driver arrested for DUI

SACRAMENTO COUNTY, Calif. — At least six people from Colorado were involved in a deadly crash in Sacramento on Monday and investigators said drugs or alcohol were a factor in the collision. At roughly 2:36 a.m., a 2016 Ford Escape was driving north on Interstate 5 when it ran […] Click here to view original […]

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