Tag: Pennsylvania DUI traffic stop

Seat-Switching Duo Both Charged with DUI on Same Traffic Stop

dui-you-cant-afford-it-pennsylvaniaAccording to NBC Philadelphia, a western Pennsylvania couple is facing DUI charges stemming from a Fourth of July traffic stop. The unusual part of this incident is that both the 33-year-old man and the 24-year-old woman, who live together in New Sewickley Township, were charged for driving drunk in the same vehicle on the same night, within minutes of one another. Law enforcement authorities allege that the man was initially driving and swerving through traffic, when he pulled into a parking lot. He then switched seats with his female passenger, who was in the driver’s seat at the time of the traffic stop.

Police claimed that both individuals smelled of alcohol and were too intoxicated to drive safely when they were stopped, yet both had been driving the vehicle. Officers measured the blood alcohol content (BAC) of both parties; the man’s blood alcohol content was above the legal limit, while the woman’s BAC was just slightly below the legal limit.… Read More

Pennsylvania State Rep Appeals DUI Conviction

The Philadelphia Sunday Sun recently reported that current Democratic State Representative Cherelle L. Parker was found guilty of DUI after a short trial before former Montgomery County Court president judge S. Gerald Corso that involved no testimony by witnesses. However, Parker’s sentence, which consists of three days in jail, suspension of her driver’s license for one year, and a $1,000 fine, was stayed pending an appeal to the Superior Court. As your Pennsylvania DUI lawyer well knows, Parker’s sentence includes penalties that are typical in PA DUI cases.

Parker’s criminal charges stemmed from a 2011 incident in which police reportedly stopped Parker after she drove the wrong way down a one-way street. Police allegedly observed that Parker’s eyes appeared bloodshot and glassy, her breath smelled like alcohol, she had difficulty getting out of her vehicle, and she could not produce her license, registration, or insurance card. Parker later submitted to a Breathalyzer test at police headquarters, which measured her blood alcohol content (BAC) to be 0.16… Read More