The legal drinking age in Pennsylvania, like in all states in the nation, is 21. Any person under the age of 21 who chooses to consume alcohol recreationally is breaking the law. There are no exceptions. Drivers on the road who are under 21 account for less than 10 percent of all drivers, but they account for 12 percent of all fatalities linked to driving under the influence in Pennsylvania. This is only according to a single survey, but the numbers are startling nonetheless. Penalties for underage drinkers are harsher than those who consume alcohol legally.
The legal limit of alcohol in the blood for an adult driver is .08. The legal BAC for a person under the age of 21 is .02. If a driver under the age of 21 registers a .02 or higher when given a BAC test, they can be arrested for driving under the influence.… Read More