Final exams take place December 12-16, 2016, and then people leave for the holiday break. It's a dangerous time to be on the roads for a number of reasons. First and foremost, winter is bearing down on us, making for possibly cold and blustery trips for thousands who head home to family. But there are quite a few holiday parties that students attend either before finals to blow off some steam or after tests are over to celebrate the end of the semester (and perhaps even graduation).
The Pennsylvania Superior Court recently issued a new ruling on driving under the influence.
Criminal penalties can change. This is highlighted by the upcoming change to Pennsylvania's driving under the influence (DUI) sentencing options.
Pennsylvania State Superior Court recently ruled that it takes more than a hunch by the police officer to justify a traffic stop. In this case the stop led to a drunk driving conviction followed by prison.
The United States Supreme Court has agreed to decided three cases where people were suspected of drunk driving. The suspects' contention is that the they're Constitutional Rights were violated.
If a person is stopped for driving under the influence of alcohol or drugs, one of the tests commonly given by police is called the horizontal gaze nystagmus. The flashing hazard lights on the police car or police car headlights can cause optokinetic nystagmus that the arresting officer will misdiagnose as horizontal gaze nystagmus.
A man who drank too much at a party was driving home when he wrecked his car. His insurance company refused to pay for the damage so he paid for it himself and deducted it from his taxes. He claimed it was a casualty loss. Although the IRS denied his deduction, the tax court later allowed his claim.