August 27, 1989 |
Claiming past success in reducing Labor Day deaths, a local chapter of Mothers Against Drunk Driving (MADD) hopes that at least 100 people will pledge to drive soberly Saturday. On Tuesday afternoon in Hainesport, MADD will enlist the support of politicians, police chiefs, sports heroes and members of the public. They will sign a pledge and seek signatures from others to a commit to sobriety behind the wheel. At 1 p.m., short speeches and a ceremonial petition-signing will kick off the campaign.
October 1, 1992 |
When Towamencin police recently proposed a sobriety checkpoint program for North Penn, Hatfield Lt. Eric Schmitz was glad to offer his department's support. Last year, Hatfield police arrested 118 people for drunken driving - more than any other department in the North Penn area. Hatfield police have arrested 79 people for driving under the influence of alcohol this year. Schmitz, Hatfield's acting police chief, estimates that the year-end total will be about 110. Schmitz said he does not expect the Towamencin-led plan to eliminate the problem or reduce his arrest numbers significantly.
June 1, 1996 |
If you thought the fire on Interstate 95 in March caused you driving problems, try driving that road this weekend with too much firewater under your belt. While the superhighway's lanes run right past one of the city's busiest bar sections along Delaware Avenue, they also run past the city's prison complex. Too much time in one area might land you in the other. That's because Philadelphia Highway Patrol officers will be setting up another in a series of field sobriety checkpoints to send those who've overdone it at the ale house straight to the jail house.
April 5, 2012 |
DEAR ABBY: "Robert" and I met four years ago and fell head-over-heels in love. At the time, he was two years clean and sober and attending meetings. Due to his hectic work schedule, he stopped attending the meetings. Robert prided himself on his sobriety, so imagine my shock when I found an empty liquor bottle buried in the trash and three more under the bed. I I didn't know what to say to him or how to react. I told Robert I knew he was drinking again. He said he didn't want to discuss it, so I didn't push.
March 7, 1991 |
Louise is telling a story about a fight with her mother over her recent, very short, punk-looking haircut. "I said to her, 'This is who I am and this is what I do.' I told her, 'I came here to visit. Do you want me to leave?' I never said that to her before. . . . With all of it came the realization: I'm not nuts. I'm not mentally ill. I'm not anything people have told me I am for years and years. I'm just a little left of right. " The other women in the group nod in support and offer Louise words of encouragement.
September 26, 2011 |
Downingtown's 28-year-old mayor, who is facing drunken-driving charges, applied Monday for a prison alternative program. Joshua A. Maxwell waived his preliminary hearing Thursday on charges that include driving under the influence and careless driving. He is seeking admittance to the county's Accelerated Rehabilitative Disposition program, his attorney, Dawson R. Muth, said Monday. Maxwell did not return a telephone call seeking comment. Muth said he believes Maxwell will meet the requirements for the program.
April 18, 1991 |
Picture a world without weddings, jazz clubs, rock concerts, baseball games or Christmas parties. Imagine a world without a drink. Recovering alcoholics and drug addicts often have to. For many, a conventional social life - a world where a drink is as natural as the air we breathe - is an invitation to hell. But today, people in sobriety are creating a world without alcohol, a place where bars, dances and social clubs, aerobics classes and rock-climbing clubs cater to the clean and sober.
December 1, 2011 |
Downingtown's 28-year-old mayor was accepted Tuesday into a prison-alternative program for a drunken-driving offense. Chester County First Assistant District Attorney Patrick Carmody said Joshua A. Maxwell, a first-time, nonviolent offender, easily qualified for the Accelerated Rehabilitative Disposition program. Under ARD, a state program whose guidelines vary from county to county, participants are promised a clean slate if they complete requirements such as community service and treatment programs.
December 7, 1998 |
Unless otherwise attributed, the following reports are based on statements of local police. DUI arrests The following people were arrested on charges of driving under the influence of alcohol. State law prohibits driving with a blood-alcohol content of 0.10 percent or greater. Refusal to submit to alcohol testing results in a one-year suspension of driving privileges. Joseph Speero, 27, of the 3100 block of Cottman Avenue, Philadelphia, was charged Nov. 22 after Bensalem Township police pulled him over for not stopping at a stop sign at Windsor and Crafton Drives.
March 22, 2011 |
Notre Dame star wide receiver Michael Floyd was pulled over by campus police after he ran a stop sign and was charged with drunken driving after failing three field-sobriety tests and a breathalyzer test indicated he had a blood-alcohol level more than twice the legal driving limit, court records show. Floyd was driving a white Cadillac at 3:18 a.m. Sunday when he ran a stop sign about a block from the school's main entrance, according to a probable-cause affidavit from St. Joseph County deputy prosecutor Chris Daniels filed yesterday.