drunk driving

Don't drink and drive
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John McDevitt
February 19, 2020 - 3:32 pm
The Pennsylvania Liquor Control Board is now accepting applications for its biannual grants, which fund programs that discourage and reduce underage and dangerous drinking. Read more here.
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Pennsylvania Capitol Building in Harrisburg.
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Tony Romeo
January 29, 2020 - 4:00 am
The Pennsylvania Senate has sent the House legislation that would increase penalties for repeat DUI offenders. Read more here.
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AP News
January 02, 2020 - 3:09 pm
The top Republican in the New York State Assembly was charged New Year's Eve with driving while intoxicated in his state-issued vehicle, just a week after he wrote a newspaper column warning citizens against getting behind the wheel drunk. Read more here.
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Point of view of a speeding driver.
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KYW Staff
December 31, 2019 - 4:30 am
You have probably heard the phrase that New Year's Eve is amateur hour, as if there is a professional status that goes along with drinking too much. But you should take those words seriously despite the cavalier nature of the saying. Read more here.
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Police checkpoint.
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John McDevitt
December 29, 2019 - 10:11 am
New Year's Eve and New Year's Day are among the deadliest times of year on the roadways. AAA Mid-Atlantic says having a plan before you celebrate could help save lives. Read more here.
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Steven Benvenisti, a victim of a repeat drunk driver, lobbied for the new law as an attorney and board member with Mothers Against Drunk Driving.
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David Madden
December 09, 2019 - 4:30 am
A new law now in effect in New Jersey changes the way convicted drunk drivers are handled, with the idea to prevent a repeat offense and save lives in the process. Read more here.
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Delaware County Prosecutor Daniel McDevitt, with Rosann DeRsa and Richard DeRosa, parents of Deana Eckman.
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Tim Jimenez
November 14, 2019 - 12:13 pm
The man who pleaded guilty to driving drunk and high during a deadly car crash in Delaware County earlier this year was sentenced to up to five decades behind bars Thursday morning. The victim's family says they believe justice will finally be served.
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Tiger Woods flips his ball as he walks along the ninth green during a practice round for the PGA Championship golf tournament, Monday, May 13, 2019, in Farmingdale, N.Y.
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May 14, 2019 - 9:48 am
WEST PALM BEACH, Fla. (AP) — The parents of a drunken driver who died in a car crash last year are suing Tiger Woods. They blame the golfer and his girlfriend for allowing their son to drive home from their Florida restaurant while intoxicated. The wrongful death lawsuit filed Monday says Nicholas...
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Ossie Thomas
Burlington County Prosecutor’s Office
David Madden
March 27, 2019 - 6:08 pm
WILLINGBORO, N.J. (KYW Newsradio) — A 27-year-old Mount Laurel man is facing vehicular homicide charges after an accident in Willingboro that killed his 4-year-old son and injured the boy’s twin brother. Prosecutors in Burlington County say Ossie Thomas was allegedly speeding along Rancocas Road on...
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March 11, 2019 - 3:30 am
By Amy E. Feldman, Judge Technology Solutions PHILADELPHIA (KYW Newsradio) — You lock up your liquor cabinet — what about your spice rack? Connecticut police pulled over a woman who was driving erratically. They found empty bottles of vanilla extract in her car and detected the smell of vanilla on...
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