Proposed Changes to PA’s First Offense DUI Laws

The legislature is up to it again.  They are attempting to re-write the DUI laws related to first time offenders.  You can review some of the discussion by clicking the link below.  Suffice to say, the changes that most of the discussion centers upon are whether it is better to keep the status quo of a license suspension or to require ignition interlock.  Proponents for interlock argue that it cuts the ability to  drive impaired by over 50%.  Those opposed argue that the stigma and costs for law abiding citizens, who only made a mistake, outweigh the benefits.  It will be interesting to see what eventually comes out of Harrisburg.  

http://www.newsworks.org/index.php/local/item/64770-can-a-new-pa-law-reduce-drunk-driving-re-offenses?linktype=hp_topstory

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