If you've ever driven without proper insurance, you know there's always a risk. If you get into an accident, you're going to get caught breaking the law. If you were at fault, you could also get stuck with the cost of repairing your own vehicle and the other person's vehicle -- plus, you could be held responsible for injuries.
According to the chief of the State College Police, a great deal of money has been devoted to stopping State Patty's Day, but to no avail.
No matter what the underlying reason, being charged with a new offense while on probation only adds to the trouble. A 58-year-old State College podiatrist was just deemed a danger to the public after violating her Clearfield County probation by driving drunk in Centre County.
One of the ways that state authorities here in Pennsylvania have tried to make it easier to save the lives of people who are overdosing on drugs like heroin or fentanyl is through the state’s “Good Samaritan Law.”
A 21 year-old New Jersey man was arrested recently on West College Avenue after he was reported staggering and stumbling while cars whizzed past, just a few feet away. When Penn State police confronted him, he reportedly told them he was "of alcohol" when he meant to say he was "of age." Officers say he had a strong odor of alcohol on his breath and became verbally combative when confronted.