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Are ‘No Refusal’ DUI checkpoints legal?

Earlier this month, the state highway patrol and local law enforcement officers conducted a “No Refusal Weekend,” in which motorists who were suspected of driving impaired and refused sobriety tests could be ordered by a judge to submit to a blood test. The blood test was done by a registered nurse on call at the jail after the judge, who has been notified beforehand of the initiative, determines that there was probable cause to believe the driver was impaired. But ... Read More »

Pa.’s DUI laws endanger drivers, senators hear

LANCASTER – Witnesses at a state Senate committee hearing Monday called for a dramatic strengthening of DUI laws, saying current statutes are too weak to stop repeat offenders who endanger everyone. Patrick Crowley, whose 24-year-old son Liam was killed last year by a man prosecutors called the worst drunk driver in Chester County, testified that people are dying because of Pennsylvania’s lax laws. Read More »

NFL wants one-game deactivation with pay after any DUI arrest

As the NFL and NFLPA continue to not have a deal on a new, comprehensive drug policy, some more facts have emerged regarding what the league specifically has proposed. As to the claim that the NFL wants players to be suspended for DUI arrests before their legal cases have ended, a source with knowledge of the negotiations tells PFT that the NFL has proposed a one-game deactivation with pay for the next game after any DUI arrest.  It’s not a ... Read More »

David Cassidy Accepts Plea Deal for 2013 DUI Arrest in Schodack

SCHODACK, N.Y. — David Cassidy seemed to be in light spirits as he walked into the court building, even sharing some words of gratitude for his fans. But, his voice quickly adopted a sober tone. “It’s a disease that affects hundreds of millions of people around the world,” he said. The former Partridge family star admitted to being one of those suffering from alcoholism. A DUI charge was the reason why he was in court Wednesday. But, after his court ... Read More »