City Employee will Face DUI Charges

- John M. Walsh (Law Office of John M. Walsh) for PhiladelphiaDUIInfo.com

The Philadelphia Daily News reports:

A Department of Recreation employee’s drunken joyride came to an abrupt end Thursday night when he plowed into two cars and a house in South Philadelphia, police said.

The unidentified driver lost control of the city-owned truck he was driving around 6:25 p.m. and crashed on 12th Street near Bigler.

The man was hospitalized with minor injuries and will face DUI charges, police said. Officials in the Accident Investigation Division would not disclose the man’s age Thursday night.

Medics took the man to Methodist Hospital. Police and fire officials were unsure of the extent of the man’s injuries.

No one in either car — or the house that the truck rammed into — was injured.

If you have been charged Driving Under the Influence and wish to speak to a Pennsylvania DUI Attorney, contact the Law Office of John M. Walsh by phone at 215-758-9200 or email John@MyPhillyDefense.comfor a free consultation.

-John M. Walsh, Esq. is an experienced Pennsylvania DUI/Criminal Defense Attorney and the Managing partner of the Law Office of John M. Walsh.

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DUI Checkpoint in Southeastern PA for Cinco de Mayo

- John M. Walsh (Law Office of John M. Walsh) for PhiladelphiaDUIInfo.com

Sobriety checkpoints will be conducted in Adams and Lancaster Counties and a roving DUI patrol will be conducted in York County during the upcoming weekend as part of the Center for Traffic Safety’s Sobriety Checkpoint and Expanded DUI/Underage Drinking Enforcement Program.

The sobriety checkpoints and roving patrol will all be held between 6 p.m. Friday and 6 p.m. on Sunday. Sobriety checkpoints, roving DUI patrols, “Cops in Shops,” and other enforcement activities organized as part of this program are funded with federal grant money provided by the Pennsylvania Department of Transportation, and established on sections of roadway which have proven to be high incidence for impaired drivers both in terms of crashes and arrests. Sobriety checkpoints are announced in advance, but roving DUI patrols, “Cops in Shops” operations, and other related enforcement activities may or may not be announced in advance.

If you have been charged Driving Under the Influence and wish to speak to a Pennsylvania DUI Attorney, contact the Law Office of John M. Walsh by phone at 215-758-9200 or email John@MyPhillyDefense.comfor a free consultation.

-John M. Walsh, Esq. is an experienced Pennsylvania DUI/Criminal Defense Attorney and the Managing partner of the Law Office of John M. Walsh.

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S. Florida Man Charged in Italian Market Crash that Killed Girl.

- John M. Walsh (Law Office of John M. Walsh) for PhiladelphiaDUIInfo.com

AN 11 year old girl whose life was violently cut short Sunday when a man – allegedly driving under the influence – caused a violent crash near the Italian Market.

Police said Maximiliano Alejandro Drosi, 28, was driving a rented Chevy Impala westbound on Washington Avenue about 12:30 p.m. when he blew a red light at 8th Street, collided with a southbound Nissan Xterra SUV and sent that vehicle careening into a busy corner outside a store.

Police said Drosi was not injured in the crash, which left Nguyen-Ortanez dead on the sidewalk and injured three other pedestrians and the driver of the SUV. Drosi was arrested Sunday.

He faces charges in Sunday’s crash of vehicular homicide while DUI, reckless endangerment and related offenses. He’s scheduled for an arraignment and preliminary hearing April 11.

If you have been charged Driving Under the Influence and wish to speak to a Pennsylvania DUI Attorney, contact the Law Office of John M. Walsh by phone at 215-758-9200 or email John@MyPhillyDefense.com for a free consultation.

-John M. Walsh, Esq. is an experienced Pennsylvania DUI/Criminal Defense Attorney and the Managing partner of the Law Office of John M. Walsh.

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Lower Merion to set up DUI Checkpoints for St. Patrick’s Weekend.

- John M. Walsh(Law Office of John M. Walsh) for PhiladelphiaDUIInfo.com

So in order to make sure that weekend revelers comply with drunk-driving laws, Lower Merion Township Police will conduct roving patrols and set up DUI checkpoints from Friday, March 16, through Sunday, March 18.

This initiative is part of a national push to crack down on impaired driving. The effort features intensified, highly-visible enforcement activities using the tagline, Drive sober or get pulled over.

Special focus will be on college students and under-aged drinking.

A sobriety checkpoint is a highly visible, systematic method for stopping vehicles at a selected location to determine whether motorists are operating a vehicle under the influence of alcohol or controlled substances.

The sobriety checkpoint is being funded by a PennDOT grant.

If you have been charged Driving Under the Influence and wish to speak to a Pennsylvania DUI Attorney, contact the Law Office of John M. Walsh by phone at 215-758-9200 or email John@MyPhillyDefense.com for a free consultation.

-John M. Walsh, Esq. is an experienced Pennsylvania DUI/Criminal Defense Attorney and the Managing partner of the Law Office of John M. Walsh.

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Medford Superintendent Charged with DWI

-by John M. Walsh, Esq. (Law Office of John M. Walsh) for PhiladelphiaDUIInfo.com

Medford Township Schools Superintendent Joseph Del Rossi was arrested earlier this week on drunken driving charges after he flipped a district-owned Jeep, police say.

Del Rossi was driving in neighboring Evesham Township when the accident occurred, according to Evesham Police Capt. Christopher Chew.

A municipal court hearing was set for today were he is charged with Driving While Intoxicated.

If you have been charged Driving Under the Influence or Driving on a Suspended License and wish to speak to a New Jersey DWI Attorney, contact the Law Office of John M. Walsh by phone at 215-758-9200 or email John@MyPhillyDefense.com for a free consultation.

-John M. Walsh, Esq. is an experienced New Jersey DWI/Criminal Defense Attorney and the Managing partner of the Law Office of John M. Walsh.

 

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Philadelphia Officer hurt by Suspected Drunk Driver

-by John M. Walsh, Esq. (Law Office of John M. Walsh) for PhiladelphiaDUIInfo.com

On Tuesday, February 14, 2012, A Philadelphia police officer was injured when her patrol car was struck by a another car operated by a driver suspected of being under the influence in North Philadelphia.

The officer was heading west on Lehigh to respond to an alarm when a car traveling east on Lehigh tried to make a left turn into a parking lot and hit the police car on the driver’s side.  The officer was taken to Temple University Hospital suffering from pain in her head, neck, back, and knee.

If you have been charged Driving Under the Influence or Driving on a Suspended License and wish to speak to a Pennsylvania DUI Attorney, contact the Law Office of John M. Walsh by phone at 215-758-9200 or email John@MyPhillyDefense.com for a free consultation.

-John M. Walsh, Esq. is an experienced Pennsylvania DUI/Criminal Defense Attorney and the Managing partner of the Law Office of John M. Walsh.

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Iginition Interlock in Pennsylvania

-by John M. Walsh, Esq. (Law Office of John M. Walsh) for PhiladelphiaDUIInfo.com

 

Pennsylvania’s Ignition Interlock Law requires an individual convicted of a second or subsequent offense of driving under the influence to have an approved ignition interlock system installed on each motor vehicle they own, operate, or lease for one year before they are eligible to apply for an unrestricted driver’s license.

Ignition interlock is a device that is installed on motor vehicles to prohibit individuals under the influence of alcohol from operating the vehicle. Individuals are required to blow into the device before starting the vehicle. If the device detects alcohol, it will prevent the vehicle from starting. In addition, at periodic times during the operation of the vehicle, the driver will be prompted to blow into the device to ensure they are not under the influence.

Individuals convicted of driving a motor vehicle not equipped with an ignition interlock device or tampering with an ignition interlock device is subject to fines and imprisonment. In addition, the individual’s ignition interlock period is extended for 1 year from the conviction date for the 1st offense.
Second and subsequent offenses will result in a 1 year suspension. Upon restoration, the individual will be required to hold an Ignition Interlock license for one year plus the balance of the ignition interlock time that remained prior to the suspension being imposed.

If you have been charged Driving Under the Influence or Driving on a Suspended License and wish to speak to a Pennsylvania DUI Attorney, contact the Law Office of John M. Walsh by phone at 215-758-9200 or email John@MyPhillyDefense.com for a free consultation.

-John M. Walsh, Esq. is an experienced Pennsylvania DUI/Criminal Defense Attorney and the Managing partner of the Law Office of John M. Walsh.

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Woman who crashed into State Trooper has .199 BAC

-by John M. Walsh, Esq. (Law Office of John M. Walsh) for PhiladelphiaDUIInfo.com

The Glen Mills woman who crashed her car into a State Trooper on December 29, 2011 had a blood alcohol level of more than twice the legal limit.  On December 29, 2011, Heather DeLong crashed her car into into Trooper Chad Burgwald’s marked patrol vehicle.  Trooper Burgwald was severely injured into the crash and is expected to remain in the hospital for a few more weeks.  This is the second time Heather DeLong has been charged with a DUI.

If you have been charged Driving Under the Influence or Driving on a Suspended License and wish to speak to a Pennsylvania DUI Attorney, contact the Law Office of John M. Walsh by phone at 215-758-9200 or email John@MyPhillyDefense.com for a free consultation.

-John M. Walsh, Esq. is an experienced Pennsylvania DUI/Criminal Defense Attorney and the Managing partner of the Law Office of John M. Walsh.

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Philadelphia Traffic Court Judge Suspended

-by John M. Walsh, Esq. (Law Office of John M. Walsh) for PhiladelphiaDUIInfo.com

 

On Thursday, the Pennsylvania Supreme suspended Traffic Court Judge Willie Singletary without pay.  Judge Singletary has been under fire for