Monday, December 31, 2012
Check out this DUI chart to make sure you stay safe on the road this New Year's Eve.
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Monday, December 31, 2012
When police pull drivers over for suspected drunk driving, officers ask them to perform field sobriety tests and to take a breath test to measure Blood Alcohol Content (BAC). A BAC test measures the percentage of alcohol present in a person's bloodstream. Pennsylvania's legal limit is 0.08. According to the Virginia Tech Alcohol Abuse Prevention website, every 40 minutes, 0.01 percent of alcohol leaves your system. Check out the chart in the media portion of this article to see what your limit is. And remember, how you feel also depends on your alcohol tolerance. Of course--as always--if you choose to drink, make sure you have a designated driver.
Wednesday, August 22, 2012
Three-term Democratic legislator announces today that he will petition Commonwealth Court to have his name removed from November ballot; will remain in office through Nov. 30.
State Rep. Joseph Brennan announced today that he has submitted a request to have his name removed from the November general election ballot. The Democratic legislator had been seeking his fourth term as representative from the 133rd District. Brennan was arrested last Wednesday and charged with simple assault and drunken driving after he allegedly choked and punched his wife, Norma Jane, on the porch of their Fountain Hill home and then drove away drunk. Brennan, 48, of 1201 Delaware Ave., is free on $7,500 bail and awaiting a preliminary hearing. Additionally, a court hearing on a Protection From Abuse order request on the legislator is scheduled for Thursday in Lehigh County Court. Norma Jane Brennan, who had filed for divorce in June…
Friday, July 13, 2012
PennDOT wants your input on highway safety
Friday, July 13, 2012
PennDOT is asking Pennsylvania motorists to help the department monitor its highway safety efforts by sharing their opinions on traffic safety enforcement and driving behaviors through an online survey available through July 27 at www.JustDrivePA.com. The 22-question survey focuses on highway safety issues, including seat belts, impaired driving, speeding, motorcycles and distracted driving. People completing the survey may remain anonymous, but are asked to provide their gender, age and ZIP code. More than 3,500 people responded to last year’s survey. Last year’s notable results included that: The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration requires states to to conduct this survey annually. Follow PennDOT on Twitter at www.twitter.com…
Wednesday, March 21, 2012
Hellertown police say Freedom Justin Negron, 22, of Bethlehem, was intoxicated when he drove into propane tanks at 7-Eleven on Main Street March 4.
Editor's Note: This article has been updated (9:30am, March 21, 2012) An accident allegedly caused by a drunk driver March 4 could have been worse, according to a press release issued Tuesday by the Hellertown Police Department. According to police, officers responded to the 7-Eleven convenience store at 1100 Main St. at 4:03am, after they received a report of a car having crashed into propane tanks in front of the store. Police said that upon their arrival at the scene, officers observed driver Freedom Justin Negron, 22, of the 900 block of Vernon Street, Bethlehem, and passenger Staphon Caleb Lawrence, 20, of the 600 block of Ramblewood Lane, Freemansburg, to be intoxicated. Negron, who was arrested for DUI, was determined to have a …
Tuesday, February 21, 2012
Jeffrey Jay Feathers, 51, was allegedly intoxicated when, according to court records, he crashed into another car on Cherry Lane at the Hellertown-Bethlehem border late last year. Feathers is also accused of fleeing the scene and other offenses.
Three days before Christmas, Hellertown police reportedly had a hard time handling a man suspected in a hit-and-run crash. They took Jeffrey Jay Feathers, 51, of the 1700 block of South Idaho Street, Allentown, into custody on a back porch in the 1300 block of Main Street after he was seen hiding in bushes outside the nearby CVS, according to court records. When they asked him to get into a patrol car, Feathers allegedly became combative. Feathers threatened to "assault and kill" borough police officers John Donato and Michael Scicutella, according to the court records, which also state that he kicked at the officers, kicked at the patrol car door to stop it from closing, and repeatedly attempted to break the Plexiglas in-car barrier by …
Saturday, March 5, 2011
Shannon Collura, 30, was arrested by Lower Saucon Township police on Springtown Hill Road.
An Easton mother is charged with DUI after police say she drove while intoxicated with her 5-year-old daughter in her vehicle. Police arrested Shannon Collura, 30, of 914 Porter St., Easton, after she was observed allegedly traveling at a high rate of speed and almost losing control of her vehicle going around a corner on Springtown Hill Road on the afternoon of Feb. 23. Police say Collura, who was determined to have a blood alcohol concentration of .08 percent, had her 5-year-old daughter in the vehicle with her at the time. In addition to DUI, Collura was also charged with careless driving "because of her careless disregard for the safety of her...daughter," police said.