Pennsylvania residents who are under suspicion of drinking while driving will usually be subjected to two different types of tests: field sobriety tests and breathalyzer tests. These tests are crucial to law enforcement officers, who use them to determine what a person's charges should be.
Pennsylvania law takes a three-tiered approach to driving under the influence. If you are convicted of DUI, your penalties will depend upon which level your blood alcohol content falls under and whether or not you have had any prior DUI convictions.
Imagine that while driving through York, you are stopped by a law enforcement officer. You did have a drink a few hours past, yet felt as though you waited a sufficient amount of time for it to not affect your judgment or your driving abilities. When asked to take a breathalyzer test, however, you register a blood-alcohol content reading of 0.08 percent, which you know is enough to be arrested for DUI. Yet an hour later, a blood test is administered which shows your BAC to be 0.02. You see this as proof that the earlier test was wrong. Your arresting officer, however, says that your body has just metabolized the alcohol in that time. Is that possible?
If you’re into celebrating the Fourth of July holiday at a lake or campsite, chances are there is going to be alcohol involved. After all, what’s a barbeque on a hot summer day without a cold one. Also what’s a fireworks show without a nice glass of wine. Indeed, many people who enjoy the holiday will have a drink or two, but what happens when it is time to go home?