In the News: Heightened DUI Enforcement

Posted by on Aug 20, 2009 in Checkpoints, DUI | 0 comments

From Friday, August 21, 2009 through Monday, September 7, 2009 local police will be joining a national effort to crackdown on drunk driving. Over the period, law enforcement agencies will be conducting DUI checkpoints and roving patrols. The Pittsburgh Post-Gazette reports that public service announcements will target female drivers. Studies have shown that incident rates for female drivers committing DUIs have increased in recent years. For...

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In the News: Increased DUI patrols in PA

Posted by on Apr 20, 2009 in Checkpoints, DUI | 0 comments

As part of a push to target drunk drivers, the Pennsylvania State Police will increase the number of DUI roving patrols and sobriety checkpoints over the next two weeks. For more information, go to: http://post-journal.com/page/content.detail/id/528401.html?nav=5004 Share this:Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on LinkedIn (Opens in new window)Click to email this to a...

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In the News: Provisions of proposed TX sobriety checkpoint law

Posted by on Mar 6, 2009 in Checkpoints, DUI, Proposed Laws | 0 comments

Texas legislators are currently considering a law that would permit police to conduct sobriety checkpoints. Under the proposed law, law enforcement agencies would be required to follow specific guidelines when conducting a checkpoint. These guidelines include prior advertisement of the checkpoint, a limit to the number of checkpoints in a given area per month, a limit to the amount of time the checkpoint may be conducted, a set pattern...

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In the News: Cambria County getting new DUI Task Force

Posted by on Feb 13, 2009 in Checkpoints, DUI | 0 comments

Due to Cambria County’s high number of DUI-related crashes, PENNDOT will fund a new county DUI Task Force. The Task Force will operate roving patrols and DUI checkpoints. The Task Force will be fully operational in March 2009. For more information, go to: http://www.tribune-democrat.com/local/local_story_043234925.html?keyword=topstory Share this:Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new...

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In the News: 2 Pedestrians stopped at PA DUI checkpoint

Posted by on Feb 12, 2009 in Checkpoints, DUI | 0 comments

Two pedestrians in Perry County, PA were charged with public intoxication after allegedly walking through a DUI checkpoint. Although the charges strike many as being odd, Fran Chardo, a first-district attorney in Dauphin County said, “Being intoxicated in public is not the crime. It requires a little bit more than that. The law requires intoxication to a degree that you cause a danger to yourself, others or property.” For more...

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In the News: Roving patrols in the North Hills of Pittsburgh

Posted by on Feb 12, 2009 in Checkpoints | 0 comments

This weekend, police departments in the North Hills of Pittsburgh will be conducting roving DUI patrols. In addition to drunk drivers, the patrols will be on the lookout for seatbelt violations as well as motor vehicle violations. Police officers from Bradford Woods, Etna, Indiana Township, Marshall, Pine, Richland, Ross, Shaler and West Deer will be involved in the enforcement effort. For more information, go to:...

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