Drunk driving charges can happen to nearly anyone and have a serious impact in the life of the person accused.
Philadelphians will be interested to learn of the recent firing of an ambulance driver from Philadelphia. This incident reveals that being charged with a DUI can be enough to cause considerable damage to a person's life, even if the person is not convicted of the alleged offense.
As some people in Pennsylvania have learned, being arrested and charged with drunk driving is a very unpleasant experience. The social consequences of charges for driving under the influence can bring humiliation to entire families long before a person is even found guilty. If a person is convicted, the legal consequences can involve hundreds of dollars in fines and a license suspension, as well as jail time. For people in certain careers, a DUI can have additional ramifications.
People who are under the influence of alcohol often make poor choices. Unfortunately, when they choose to drink and drive, that choice often ends up having a negative impact on their lives and the lives of others. For this reason, drunk driving charges are prosecuted very seriously in Pennsylvania.
DUI charges happen frequently in Pennsylvania and they and can happen to anyone. Evidence of that is the ongoing trial of Pennsylvania State Rep. Cherelle Parker, who stands accused of driving while intoxicated and traveling the wrong way on a one-way street in April 2011.