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Study: Over half of car crash victims had drugs or alcohol in their systems

“We also are concerned that nearly 20% of road users tested positive for two or more drugs, including alcohol.”

By The Associated Press

Dismissal of DUI case against ex-Pennsylvania Attorney General Kathleen Kane sought

The 56-year-old Kane is awaiting trial in Lackawanna County Court on charges of driving under the influence and careless driving in connection with a minor accident March 12 in Scranton.

By The Associated Press

Pennsylvania toughens penalties for repeat DUI drivers

Gov. Tom Wolf has signed legislation to increase penalties for motorists who have multiple DUI convictions.

By The Associated Press

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Pennsylvania lawmaker quits re-election race following DUI charge

GOP Rep. Matthew Dowling was charged June 30 by state police in Uniontown with misdemeanor driving under the influence, along with traffic offenses.

By The Associated Press

Pennsylvania lawmakers try anew to toughen penalty for repeat DUI drivers

The bill was inspired by the death of Deana Eckman, a 45-year-old Delaware County woman killed in 2019 by a five-time drunk driver. He had been freed from state prison a few months earlier.

By The Associated Press

Pa. high court to hear appeal in triple-fatal crash on I-83

Jack Satterfield pleaded guilty to multiple charges, including three counts of homicide by vehicle while DUI, in the October 2018 crash on Interstate 83 in Lower Paxton Township.

By The Associated Press

Senators OK bill to toughen penalties for repeat DUI drivers

The bill passed Tuesday, 43-6, and goes to the House of Representatives.

By The Associated Press

New year, new laws. Check out some of the latest updates to Pa.’s books.

They include a 'Clean Slate' measure, designed to get people back into the workforce after convictions.
By Katie Meyer/WITF