Heading out tonight for an evening of New Year's Eve revelry? Take a look at this chart to learn how alcohol affects your system and your criminal record.
- POLICE & FIRE
Monday, December 31, 2012
Do you know how many drinks you can have before you're in danger of getting a drunken driving violation? Pennsylvania State Police charged 348 people statewide with drunken driving from Dec. 21 to Dec. 25, according to a statement from Trooper First Class Robin M. Mungo. A total of 108 alcohol-related crashes occurred throughout the state during the holiday weekend, including one fatality, Mungo said. When police pull drivers over for suspected drunken driving, officers ask them to perform field sobriety tests and to take a breath test to measure Blood Alcohol Content. A BAC test measures the percentage of alcohol present in a person's bloodstream. Pennsylvania's legal limit is 0.08. According to the Virginia Tech Alcohol Abuse …
Police from six states will be out on DUI patrols this weekend looking for drunk drivers who are getting an early start to the Fourth of July holiday.
Police from six states will be out on DUI patrols this weekend looking for drunk drivers who are getting an early start to the Fourth of July holiday. Troopers from the Pennsylvania State Police, Ohio Highway Patrol and West Virginia State Police held a press conference Friday morning so travelers know officers will be putting up a combined effort to target intoxicated drivers. Maj. Tim Mercer of the Pennsylvania State Police said they are trying to network with other agencies to have a broader effort against drinking and driving he said while standing at the I-79 rest stop near Bridgeville. “Driving under the influence continues to be a danger for Pennsylvania motorists,” Mercer said, “and it’s a threat we take very seriously." Mercer …