Facing a serious charge can be overwhelming and quite intimidating. A conviction on a DUI charge can be life-altering, but there is help for anyone needing to fight those charges in Pennsylvania. Such is the case of a 42-year-old man recently accused of intoxicated driving while there were three children in the back seat of the vehicle. The man was charged with endangering the welfare of children and DUI.
A 48-year-old man is on the lam after being charged an eighth time for drunk driving. The Pennsylvania resident didn't meet with his probation officer at the scheduled time, so police are considering him to be a fugitive. The latest DUI charge came last month after police allegedly spotted the vehicle in which he was driving making an illegal turn.
A 44-year-old Pennsylvania man could be spending almost a decade in prison after being convicted of charges filed against him last year. The accused, a Venango County resident, was charged with resisting arrest, fleeing police and DUI. He entered guilty pleas in court recently as part of a plea bargain with the district attorney's office.
An off-duty police officer will serve at least three years in jail for causing an accident that killed a man while she was under the influence of alcohol. The 47-year-old woman was convicted of homicide by vehicle while DUI, aggravated assault by vehicle while DUI, homicide by vehicle, involuntary manslaughter and two counts of DUI. The Pennsylvania resident didn't take a plea bargain since she believed she was not directly to blame for the crash.
A new study indicates that drunk driving and drugged driving are headed in opposite directions. The research by the Governors Highway Safety Association indicates that more drivers were high on drugs in 2016 than were driving under the influence of alcohol.