If you insist on driving after a few drinks on New Year's Eve, here's what you should know about how alcohol affects your system—and your criminal record.
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- Megan Rozsa
Saturday, December 29, 2012
Do you know how many drinks you can have before you're in danger of getting a drunken driving violation? As we approach New Year's Eve, and all the celebrations that come with it, Patch is here to help you know when enough is enough. When police pull drivers over for suspected drunken driving, officers ask them to perform field sobriety tests and to take a breath test to measure Blood Alcohol Content. A BAC test measures the percentage of alcohol present in a person's bloodstream. Pennsylvania's legal limit is 0.08. According to the Virginia Tech Alcohol Abuse Prevention website, every 40 minutes, 0.01 percent of alcohol leaves your system. Check out the chart in the media portion of this article to see what your limit is. And remember, …
Three-term Democratic legislator announces today that he will petition Commonwealth Court to have his name removed from November ballot; will remain in office through Nov. 30.
State Rep. Joseph Brennan announced today that he has submitted a request to have his name removed from the November general election ballot. The Democratic legislator had been seeking his fourth term as representative from the 133rd District. Brennan was arrested last Wednesday and charged with simple assault and drunken driving after he allegedly choked and punched his wife, Norma Jane, on the porch of their Fountain Hill home and then drove away drunk. Brennan, 48, of 1201 Delaware Ave., is free on $7,500 bail and awaiting a preliminary hearing. Additionally, a court hearing on a Protection From Abuse order request on the legislator is scheduled for Thursday in Lehigh County Court. Norma Jane Brennan, who had filed for divorce in June…