A recent media article discussing juvenile criminal offenders makes reasonable arguments as to why herding youthful law breakers together with older inmates convicted of crimes in adult correctional facilities is seldom, if ever, a good idea on any level.
Arrests based on drunk driving charges are one of the most common types of arrests that law enforcement officers make throughout the country, including in Pennsylvania. Every day in State College, Lock Haven and across Pennsylvania, people make the mistake of getting behind the wheel of a car after consuming too much alcohol. But, how do police officers find drunk drivers? What driving behaviors might tip off a police officer that a driver is intoxicated?
Students are used to simulations involving myriad subject matter. Even at the elementary school level, mock programs stressing things like orderly evacuations during emergencies, appropriate responses to bullying behavior and defensive strategies to engage potential adult predators are introduced.
Unquestionably, law enforcement agencies in Pennsylvania and nationally have a plethora of resources -- coupled with obviously impressive state police powers -- at their disposal when they're literally on the prowl for drivers they might reasonably be able to pull over for allegedly driving under the influence of alcohol.
The now relatively long-tenured period of mass revelry that marks the annual State Patty's weekend (since 2007) for students, other local State College residents and an increasingly growing number of participants incoming from other parts of Pennsylvania and adjoining states was its usual eventful self this year.
Given that college students and similarly aged peers comprise an energetic and alert demographic, most of them readily note the big event going on this weekend.
Thanksgiving should always be a time for happiness and coming together with friends and family to celebrate. Unfortunately, many people party far too hard over the long weekend, leading to a spike in fatal accidents and DUI arrests.
Law enforcement agencies throughout the country place a strong emphasis on curtailing drunk driving. It is no different in Pennsylvania. Anyone who gets behind the wheel of a vehicle after consuming alcohol is making a dangerous choice, both from the perspective of a potential arrest and from the perspective of causing a serious car accident. No one condones drunk driving.
Drunk driving is one of the most common criminal charges in the United States. Each year hundreds of thousands of people are charged with drunk driving throughout the country. But, that doesn't mean that every case of an arrest for drunk driving will result in a conviction.
Football season is going strong. Enjoying the festivities is a long-held tradition and almost inescapable part of the Penn State experience. Despite that, tailgating is one of the easiest ways for underage students to get into some serious trouble.