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Drunk Driver Slams Into Two Vehicles And A Cruiser At Intersection

MONTGOMERY TWP., Pa. - A dash cam video has been released by the Montgomery Township officers of a drunk driving suspect who slammed into two vehicles on an intersection before crashing violently into a police cruiser. The officer driving the cruiser was waiting at a red light when a car careened...Read more

Camden County police officer faces DWI charges in crash that toppled sign

A Camden County police officer has been charged with DWI after he allegedly drove a red pickup truck through three street signs on Friday 20 June, shortly before 2 am. The crash happened at Route 38 and Church Road. The officer was removed from street duty after the incident. The officer, 21-year...Read more

Man charged with DUI after fatal motorcycle crash

UPPER DARBY - On Friday night, a fatal collision took place between a vehicle and a motorcycle at the intersection of Coverly and Marshall roads, which resulted in the death of a Lansdowne man. 47-year-old Gregory Hayes was pronounced dead at the accident scene at 11:12 p.m. He was of the 200 blo...Read more

Chesco’s ‘worst’ drunken driver sentenced for death

WEST CHESTER - Nothing stopped Robert Landis as he took to Chester County's roadways drunk over the last 3 decades. On Wednesday, Landis was sentenced for killing a motorcyclist in 2013 while driving drunk again. As the Judge sentenced Landis to serve eight to 17 years, County Court Judge Anth...Read more

Drunk driver accused of hitting and killing teen will not be charged

LEVITTOWN, Pa. - According to police reports, a driver accused of hitting and killing a teenager from Bucks County and injuring another one while driving under the influence of a prescription drug will not be charged. The driver was also under the influence of cocaine. The victim's family members...Read more

Study reveals that drunk-driving deaths may be under-reported in U.S.

A new study carried out by researchers reveals that the role of alcohol in U.S. traffic deaths may be significantly under-reported. The study used data from the U.S. National Highway Traffic Safety Administration's Fatality Analysis Reporting System which notes the blood alcohol levels of people ...Read more

AAA survey reveals that fewer motorists consider DWI a ‘very serious’ safety problem

According to a recent survey conducted by AAA, fewer motorists in New Jersey today consider drunk driving to be a 'very serious' safety problem. The same survey conducted four years ago showed a different result. A total of 1,000 random motorists from around the state were participants of the sur...Read more

Montgomery county woman gets 4-8 years for causing fatal accident

31-year-old Sarah Ann Derstein, of Lansdale, was sentenced to 4 to 8 years in prison as a result of a an accident which resulted in the death of a teenager last year. According to police reports, Derstein was driving drunk and was reading a text message when the accident took place. Police report...Read more

DUI case is not a Game-Changer according to Lawyers

According to the Pennsylvania defense lawyers, the Pennsylvania Supreme Court's refusal to accept an appeal of the Superior Court's ruling that the accuracy of alcohol breath tests in highest-rate driving under the influence cases must be determined at trial, has taken much of the steam out of what ...Read more

Former state trooper sentenced for fatal Upper Dublin crash

Barry M. Searfoss Jr., a former state trooper, has been sentenced for a fatal crash that took place in Upper Dublin in 2012 that resulted in the death of a woman. According to reports, the ex-lawman pleaded guilty to involuntary manslaughter and driving under the influence of alcohol on Tuesday i...Read more

New PA law may reduce repeat drunken driving offenses

In an attempt to fulfill the requirements of individuals, authors of changes to Pennsylvania's penalties for 1st time DUI offenders made no one happy. Only repeat DUI offenders are required to install an ignition interlock in their vehicles which require individuals to give a breath sample after ...Read more

Rule of Criminal Procedure 574 (Forensic. Laboratory Report; Certification in Lieu of Expert Report)

This rule was adopted in 2013 to address the issues raised by the U.S. Supreme Court's decision in Melendez-Diaz v. Massachusetts, 557 U.S. 305 (2009), that held that the 6th amendment confrontation right precluded presentation of laboratory reports without a live witness testifying in the trial. In...Read more

Chesco county state senator proposes ignition interlocks for DUI offenders

This week, a hearing on legislation that will expand the installation of ignition interlocks in drunken driving cases will be held in Harrisburg. The legislation was proposed by a Chester County’s state senator. The state Senate Transportation Committee will hold the hearing on Rafferty’s leg...Read more

Ignition Interlocks proposed for first-time DUI offenders

A warning has been given to all individuals not to drink and drive in the next couple of weeks because there is a nationwide crackdown on impaired driving and local police will be looking for drivers driving under the influence on the roads. The annual holiday crackdown on impaired driving was st...Read more

Driving with a hangover could be as dangerous as drunk driving

According to a Medical Daily report, 2 studies conducted recently showed that getting behind the wheel with a hangover can be as dangerous as driving under the influence. Researchers from Utrecht University in the Netherlands and from the University of the West of England in the U.K. passed the s...Read more

N.J. bill to ban texting at a spotlight

TRENTON - State Sen. Richard Codey is looking to expand the current state law to ban drivers from talking and texting on their cell phones while at a spotlight. This law will also apply to those drivers who are temporarily stuck in a traffic jam, at a red light or any other stop sign. The bill wa...Read more

Pa. court says mandatory license suspensions for drunk drivers

HARRISBURG - According to a Pennsylvania state court, a Cumberland County judge acted against state regulations when he overturned a five-year driver's license suspension for a habitual drunken driver. According to the Commonwealth Court ruling, Judge Thomas A. Placey should not have acted with c...Read more

Economic Developmental Authority approves loan of $357,000 to a medicinal marijuana dispensary in Egg Harbor Township

The NJ Economic Developmental Authority approved a loan of $357,000 on Thursday 12 September 2013 in an effort to support the medical marijuana law. The loan was approved for a medicinal marijuana dispensary in Egg Harbor Township that is planned to open in mid-October. The dispensary, which will...Read more

Hostile drunken driving suspect faces DWI charges in Hopatcong

HOPATCONG - 40-year-old Pedro Carrillo of Rockaway was charged with DWI and a number of other offenses after he was reported to the authorities by a motorist. According to police reports, the motorist, who was driving behind Carrillo's vehicle, alerted the police when he saw Carrillo swerving the...Read more

Sending a Text Message Can Result in a Lawsuit

In New Jersey, a person can be charged with a criminal offense of assault by auto if that person caused an accident with injury while using a hand-held wireless telephone when driving.  The criminal statute N.J.S.A. 2C:1( c)(1) states in part, “Proof that the defendant was operating a hand-held w...Read more

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