BriefLaw: Commonwealth v. Wyland

Posted by on Jan 11, 2010 in Blog |

Commonwealth v. John W. Wyland 2010 PA Super 1 (1/05/2010) Topic: DUI – Motor Vehicle Stops – Trafficways Summary: A road on a highly-secured military base is not a trafficway under the Motor Vehicle Code. http://www.aopc.org/OpPosting/Superior/out/a23021_09.pdf 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...

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In the News: PGH company offers to be designated driver

Posted by on Nov 20, 2009 in Blog |

The Pittsburgh Tribune Review reports that a new business venture by Tony Ciotti, Mike Conley, and Danielle Danzuso helps people avoid driving under the influence by offering a paid designated driver service.  The business, Pear Transportation Company, is the area’s first and only designated driver service.  When a driver feels that she or he has had too much to drink, they can call Pear Transportation.  The company will send out a driver...

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BriefLaw: Commonwealth v. Perry

Posted by on Oct 29, 2009 in Case Law Summaries |

Commonwealth v. Thomas A. Perry, Jr.  2009 PA Super 196 (10/06/2009) Topic: DUI – Reasonable Suspicion for a Traffic Stop Summary: When an officer observes a driver operating a vehicle in such a fashion that there is the potential for an accident, there is reasonable suspicion to stop the vehicle. http://www.aopc.org/OpPosting/Superior/out/s38036_09.pdf Share this:Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)Click to share on Twitter...

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BriefLaw: Commonwealth v. Haag

Posted by on Oct 29, 2009 in Case Law Summaries, DUI, sentencing |

Commonwealth v. Patrick A. Haag, Sr  J-41-2009 (10/23/2009) Topic: DUI – Prior Offenses Summary: For a DUI offense to be a second or subsequent conviction for sentencing purposes, the offender must be convicted of the prior offense before committing the second or subsequent offense. http://www.aopc.org/OpPosting/Supreme/out/J-41-2009mo.pdf 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: Heightened DUI Enforcement

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

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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