Thursday, December 22, 2011

School Van Driver Smelling of Alcohol Arrested before Picking up School Children

Pittsburgh's KDKA recently reported that an A.J. Myers and Sons bus company driver was recently arrested for intoxication prior to making his run to pick up Woodland Hills School District students.  The driver stopped into Bishop’s Pizza in Turtle Creek, PA reeking of booze and responsible employees of the shop called police to report him when they realized that he was a school bus driver.  Wilkins Township Police Officer Jon Sherman said, “They reported that a van driver, a school van driver, came into their business and he smelled of alcohol."  The police took the driver to the hospital for an alcohol blood test and pending the results the driver could be facing DUI and other charges as well as possible recklessly endangerment.

The Office of National Drug Control Policy claims that drugs and alcohol cost taxpayers more than $300 billion annually in preventable health care costs, extra law enforcement, auto crashes, crime and lost job productivity.

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Blood Alcohol Concentration Levels & the Implied Consent Law
"Per Se" Blood Alcohol Concentration (BAC) Level - Most states have DUI laws that deem "per se intoxicated" any driver with a blood-alcohol concentration (BAC) at or above .08 percent. This means that drivers with a BAC at or above .08 are intoxicated in the eyes of the law, and no additional proof of driving impairment is necessary.

"Zero Tolerance" Blood Alcohol Concentration (BAC) Level - All states carry "zero tolerance" laws that target drivers under the legal drinking age. These laws penalize persons under 21 for operating a vehicle with any trace of alcohol in their systems (a BAC above 0.0), or with negligible BAC levels such as .01 or .02 percent.

"Enhanced Penalty" Blood Alcohol Concentration (BAC) Level - Many states impose harsher penalties on DUI offenders with a particularly high BAC at the time of the offense, typically .15 to .20 percent. DUI offenders with a BAC at or above their state's enhanced penalty standards will likely face additional jail time, harsher fines, and more severe driver's license sanctions.

"Implied Consent" Laws - "Implied consent" laws require vehicle drivers to submit to some form of chemical test, such as breath, blood, or urine testing, if suspected of DUI. If a driver refuses to submit to such testing, implied consent laws carry penalties such as mandatory suspension of a driver's license, usually for six months to a year.

Monday, December 19, 2011

A Not so Ho, Ho, Ho Holiday Season as Business Owner in Santa Claus, Indiana Arrested for Methamphetamine

Phillip Koch is the President of Ho-Ho-Holdings LLC, based in Santa Claus, Indiana and was recently arrested for being under the influence of Methamphetamine and other substances.  Local police say he Koch rear-ended a stopped car at a stop light.  Last month the Santa Claus business owner was charged with domestic battery.  Needless to say that Koch will be receiving nothing but coal for Christmas this year.