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DUI Arrests For Synthetic Drug Infractions On The Rise In Pennsylvania

Posted On Behalf of Schmidt Kramer Injury Lawyers on May 14, 2012 in General

According to  The Patriot News, Pennsylvania law enforcement says that new synthetic drugs that flooded the market earlier this year are increasing the number of DUI cases they are handling.
Director of Law Enforcement Services for the state DUI Association and drug-recognition expert, George Geisler, has said that in the last three years, he has seen the number of drug-DUI arrests jump from 15 percent of all DUI arrests in 2008 to 23 percent in 2010–most of which is attributed to a rapid boom in the popularity of synthetic drugs. In one case, a woman was arrested after police said she was driving under the influence of synthetic drug bath salts with an 18-month-old child in the back seat of her Mercedes Benz. Other drivers reported seeing the woman also run a red light while banging her head against the steering wheel. Just a short time later, a 33-year-old woman was arrested in Middletown after officers said they caught her driving on a cocktail of drugs, including the synthetic drug bath salts. The  Pennsylvania Car Accident Attorneys with  Schmidt Kramer Injury Lawyers would like to take this opportunity to remind motorists to refrain from driving if you have consumed any amount of drugs or alcohol. Remember, just because taking a drug is legal, doesn’t necessarily make it safe to drive on.