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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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Attorney advises against mimicking Aretha’s lack of estate planning

A local estate planner advises against following the same path as the late Aretha Franklin, who left no will to make it easier to divvy up her estate. Attorney Frank Henke said many people — apparently as the Queen of Soul apparently did — avoid the topic because they […] Click here to view original […]

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A new leaf: DA to begin vacating some misdemeanor pot convictions

Off the pot: District Attorney Eric Gonzalez will begin to vacate many misdemeanor marijuana convictions later this month. It’s puff, puff, free pass in Kings County! District Attorney Eric Gonzalez is giving some convicted stoners a chance to clear their record with a new policy that takes a retroactive […] 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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California’s celebrated law ending cash bail is actually a disaster for defendants, advocates say

D emocrats in Sacramento, California, celebrated Tuesday when Gov. Jerry Brown signed into law a bill eliminating cash bail throughout the state, a first-of its-kind measure. But many criminal justice reform advocates who helped brainstorm earlier versions of the bill were devastated by its final approval. “California has just signed […] Click here to view […]

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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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