One of the more common traditions during the holiday season involves getting together with family, friends and co-workers. Many of these gatherings offer an opportunity to relax and celebrate the past year. Unfortunately, the holidays also see an alarming number of drunk driving arrests, and this year was no exception.
The holiday season brings with it lots of parties and good cheer. As a result, Pennsylvanians might find themselves drinking a little bit more than they normally do.
Legislation before the Pennsylvania Senate would, if passed, mandate the installation of ignition interlock devices in the vehicles of people convicted of their first offense for driving under the influence (DUI). An ignition interlock device requires a driver to submit to a breath test before the ignition interlock device allows the vehicle to start.
New data reveals that Pennsylvania state trooper DUI arrests are up again, continuing a nine-year trend.
Folk wisdom offers no shortage of remedies for those who need to sober up quickly - cold showers, food and caffeine are just a few of the ways people try to diminish the effects of alcohol when circumstances require that they sober up. Unfortunately, when someone decides to rely on these "remedies" before driving, the legal consequences may be serious.