Driving under the influence has been around a very long time. George Smith, a London taxi driver, was the first person to be convicted of drunk driving, on 10 September 1897.
A good textbook definition of Driving under the influence (driving while intoxicated, drunk driving, operating under the influence, drinking and driving, drink-driving, impaired driving) is the act of operating any motorized machinery after consuming alcohol or other drugs. DUI or DWI are synonymous terms that represent the criminal offense of operating a motor vehicle while being under the influence of alcohol or drugs or a combination of both.
At our facility, we offer a DUI program accredited by the state. The DUI program is a forensic based program to help give alternative sentencing to the court system. During the groups, other underlying disorders and issues are addressed. These groups are not just for the court system. Individuals with anger, addiction and impulse control issues are also placed in these educational groups.
The cost for the program is $40.00 for a group session. During the groups, drug and alcohol education is given and attempts are made to introduce addicts to AA and NA, etc… These groups are also available to drug and alcohol offenders.
Our DUI Groups Meeting times in West Chester, PA are:
Tuesday: 5:30pm – 6:30pm & 6:30pm – 7:30pm
Wednesday: 12:00pm – 1:00pm, 5:30pm – 6:30pm & 6:30pm – 7:30pm
Thursday: 6:00pm – 7:00pm & 7:00pm – 8:00pm
Saturday: 10:00am – 11:00am
More about DUI’s in Pennsylvania…
The Department of Transportation has a lot of information regarding DUI laws and should be considered as the go-to place for specific information. Most of the following information was pulled from their website but is listed here for your convenience.
General Impairment penalties (Undetermined BAC, .08 to .099% BAC)
High BAC penalties (.10 to .159% BAC)
Highest BAC penalties (.16% and higher) or Controlled Substance