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Fatal DUIs down in PA but not everywhere/Separate private and public HS sports?

Written by Scott LaMar, Executive producer and Host | Apr 5, 2019 4:24 AM
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What to look for on Smart Talk Friday, April 5, 2019:

There has been a 17% decrease in the number of fatal crashes that involved a driver under the influence of alcohol or drugs in Pennsylvania since 2017. However, new research shows several counties have seen a big jump in deadly DUIs. That's according to ValuePenguin.com -- a consumer research website.

Based on percentages per one-hundred thousand residents, fatal DUIs have increased in Dauphin and Perry Counties in the midstate. Rural Susquehanna County in northeastern Pennsylvania actually has the highest fatal DUI crash rate in the state.

What do these DUI numbers mean?

Appearing on Friday's Smart Talk are Callie McGill, the study's author with ValuePenguin.com and Stephen Erni, Executive Director of the Pennsylvania DUI Association.

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Stephen Erni, Executive Director of the Pennsylvania DUI Association.

Democratic State Representative Scott Conklin of Centre County says it's time Pennsylvania's high school athletes are competing on a level playing field. Conklin has introduced legislation that would give the Pennsylvania Interscholastic Athletic Association the authority to create separate playoff systems for public and private, parochial and charter schools.

Rep. Conklin believes "boundary" schools are at a competitive disadvantage because their athletes come from within their geographic areas compared to non-boundary schools that have more flexibility in composing their rosters.

Rep. Scott Conklin explains on Friday's Smart Talk.

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State Representative Scott Conklin, D-77

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