Wednesday, May 15, 2013
The National Transportation Safety Board recommends reducing the limit. Some say it would save lives. Others say it's unreasonable.
One drink could be the standard for drunken driving – at least for some people if the National Transporation Safety Board has its way. On Tuesday, the NTSB recommended states lower the blood-alcohol threshold for driving under the influence from 0.08 percent to 0.05 percent. What do you think? Is the proposal reasonable? About 10,000 deaths a year are related to drunken driving. The NTSB says the lower limit would save 500 to 800 lives a year. Officials at the American Beverage Institute called the proposal "ludicrous." It said the average woman could reach the 0.05 percent limit by having one drink. Internationally, only a handful of countries, including Canada, the United States and England, have a BAC limit of .08 while most of the …
Friday, April 12, 2013
A Havertown woman faces DUI charges after police say she hit a parked car on a Springfield street.
A 21-year-old Havertown woman faces DUI and other vehicle charges after police say she hit a parked car and was then found passed out behind the wheel. Springfield police were called to the unit block of Saxer Avenue at 6:49 a.m. last Saturday on a report of a woman passed out behind the wheel. Police say an officer arrived on the scene to "find the operator passed out and the vehicle running after she had struck a parked vehicle on the street. Further investigation showed that the operator.. (who lives on) South Eagle Rd. in Havertown, was intoxicated." The woman was taken to Springfield Hospital where blood was drawn before she was taken to the Springfield Police Station. She was released to the custody of a relative, police said.
Thursday, March 14, 2013
The police will be conducting roving patrols all over Haverford Township this weekend, like green on shamrocks.
The Northern Delaware County DUI Task Force Issues a Warning to Haverford Drivers When it comes to DUI, police plan to be all over Haverford Township this weekend like green on shamrocks. The Northern Delaware County DUI Taskforce will be working in Haverford Township this St. Patrick's Day weekend. The Task Force is made up of police from Haverford, Marple, Newtown, Radnor, Springfield and Upper Darby townships. Haverford Police will be conducting roving DUI patrols within Haverford Township. This Task Force Means Business According to a press release from Haverford Police, the Northern Delaware County DUI Task Force has been in operation since September 2009 and has conducted 39 operations to date. The task force has arrested 81 …
Sunday, November 18, 2012
The Northern Delaware County DUI Taskforce will establish the checkpoints starting Monday.
According to a press release to the media, the Northern Delaware County DUI Taskforce will conduct DUI checkpoints the week of November 19 within Springfield Township. The press release was issued by the Haverford Township Police Department on November 16 and did not indicate at what times and locations the checkpoints will take place. The DUI Taskforce includes four other municipalities—Haverford, Marple, Newtown, and Radnor. It has been in operation since September 2009, during which time it has conducted 36 operations. The taskforce has made 79 arrests for DUI, issued 29 citations for underage drinking, and written over 900 additional citations and warnings for other offenses. According to the release, “the purpose of the Northern …
Tuesday, July 3, 2012
The “Drive Sober or Get Pulled Over” initiative is set to run through July 8.
The following information comes from a release from the Pennsylvania Department of Transportation. State and local police, along with PennDOT, will take part in a national enforcement effort through July 8 targeting motorists who drive under the influence. The “Drive Sober or Get Pulled Over” enforcement effort will focus on keeping Pennsylvania’s roads safe during the Independence Day travel period. “Many people will celebrate and travel for the Independence Day holiday,” PennDOT Secretary Barry J. Schoch said in a release. “Driving under the influence of alcohol or drugs puts your life and the lives of those around you in danger.” “Motorists must understand that alcohol and driving never mix,” said State Police Commissioner Frank Noonan …