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Pennsylvania Drunk Driving Case Law

Please find, below, selected case laws decided by Supreme Court of Pennsylvania or Court of Appeals of Pennsylvania where the terms dui, dwi, drunk driving, or driving under the influence has been mentioned. These cases are not necessarily criminal cases and may include cases where the facts or court decision merely mentions drunk driving related legal terms. You are not to rely on these cases as legal advice nor should you rely on them for accuracy. Please see Terms of Service.

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Edmond v. Pennsylvania Board of Probation and Parole - 12/15/2005
John Edmond (Edmond), an inmate at the State Correctional Institution -- Rockview, petitions for review of the order of the Pennsylvania Board of Probation and Parole (Board) denying his petition for administrative relief from the...

Commonwealth v. Hurst - 12/14/2005
1 This is an appeal from the judgment of sentence entered in the Court of Common Pleas of Philadelphia County following Appellant's conviction pursuant to 75 Pa.C.S.A. § 3742.1, accidents involving death or personal injury while...

Commonwealth v. Brotherson - 12/13/2005
1 This is an appeal from the judgment of sentence entered in the Court of Common Pleas of Philadelphia County, which convicted Appellant of driving under the influence of alcohol ("DUI") and sentenced him that day to a mandatory...

Kramer v. Commonwealth of Pennsylvania - 12/12/2005
The Department of Transportation, Bureau of Driver Licensing (DOT) appeals from an order of the Court of Common Pleas of Bucks County that sustained the appeal of Stephanie L. Kramer from DOT's suspension of her driver's license for...

Dumas v. Commonwealth - 12/8/2005
This is an appeal by William J. Dumas (Dumas) from the order of the Court of Common Pleas of Lebanon County (trial court) that dismissed his statutory appeal from an 18-month suspension of his operating privilege as untimely filed. ...

Commonwealth v. Anderson - 12/8/2005
1 The Commonwealth appeals the order entered in the Court of Common Pleas of Berks County suppressing the evidence seized from the stop of a vehicle driven by Appellee Daniel Anderson. On appeal, the Commonwealth's sole contention...

Johnson v. Murray - 12/8/2005
Ryan R. Johnson petitions for review pro se from a final determination of the Pennsylvania Board of Probation and Parole (Board) denying his request for administrative relief. We affirm. On December 15, 1995, Johnson was...

Laskoski v. Pennsylvania Dep't of Transportation - 12/2/2005
Joseph T. Laskoski (Licensee) petitions this Court to review a decision of the Secretary of Transportation (Secretary) denying him three years and 15 months credit towards suspension of his operating privilege issued by the...

Commonwealth v. Lippert - 12/1/2005
1 Carl Lippert challenges the sufficiency of the evidence supporting his conviction of driving under the influence of alcohol with a blood alcohol content of .10% or more. We vacate the judgment of sentence and discharge Appellant....

Commonwealth v. Spieler - 11/30/2005
1 Appellant, Robert Spieler, appeals from the judgment of sentence imposed on September 7, 2004, by the Honorable Donald E. Machen of the Court of Common Pleas of Allegheny County, following Appellant's conviction of two counts of...

Jones v. Commonwealth - 11/21/2005
Benjamin Rowlands Jones (Jones) appeals from an order of the Court of Common Pleas of Luzerne County (trial court), which denied and dismissed Jones' appeal from an order of the Department of Transportation, Bureau of Driver...

Reardon v. Commonwealth - 11/21/2005
Eugene Arthur Reardon (Reardon) appeals from an order of the Court of Common Pleas of Monroe County (trial court), which denied Reardon's appeal from the order of the Department of Transportation, Bureau of Driver Licensing...

Commonwealth v. Keiper - 11/21/2005
1 In this case, we consider whether a defendant's prior conviction is an element of a charge of persons not to possess, use, manufacture, control, sell or transfer firearms. See 18 Pa.C.S. § 6105. Kristopher Keiper contends that it...

Commonwealth v. Reinert - 11/18/2005
BEFORE: STEVENS, GANTMAN, and KELLY, JJ. 1 Order affirmed. 2 JUDGE STEVENS FILED A DISSENTING OPINION. DISSENTING OPINION BY STEVENS, J. 1 I conclude the Commonwealth met its burden of establishing the...

Ramirez v. Pennsylvania Board of Probation and Parole - 11/17/2005
Presently before this Court is a petition for leave to withdraw filed by Joseph J. Hylan, Esquire (Counsel). Counsel has been court-appointed to represent Jose Ramirez (Petitioner) in the present case. Petitioner has filed a petition...

Commonwealth v. Tustin - 11/15/2005
1 Appellant, William Tustin, appeals from the judgment of sentence entered in the Huntingdon County Court of Common Pleas, following his guilty plea to driving under the influence of alcohol ("DUI") at the "highest rate of...

Wright v. Commonwealth - 11/14/2005
The Department of Transportation, Bureau of Driver Licensing (PennDOT) appeals an order of the Court of Common Pleas of Montgomery County (trial court) that sustained Michael T. Wright's (Licensee) license suspension appeal. The...

Commonwealth v. Spencer - 11/14/2005
1 John W. Spencer appeals from the judgment of sentence entered against him in the Court of Common Pleas of Chester County on December 31, 2004 after being found guilty of driving under the influence (DUI). Spencer appeals claiming...

Commonwealth v. Carr - 11/10/2005
1 In this appeal following Appellant's conviction and sentencing for driving under suspension, DUI related, Appellant raises three issues. 2 First, he claims that the evidence was insufficient to establish he was the...

Gillespie v. Commonwealth - 11/2/2005
The Department of Transportation, Bureau of Driver Licensing (Department), appeals from an order of the Court of Common Pleas of Philadelphia County (trial court) that sustained the statutory appeal of Robert E. Gillespie from a...

Moretti v. Commonwealth - 11/2/2005
Terilea Moretti (Moretti) appeals, pro se, from an order of the Court of Common Pleas of Butler County (trial court) which denied and dismissed Moretti's appeal and sustained the suspension of her driver's license for a period of one...

Commonwealth v. Sands - 11/2/2005
1 Kenneth Sands (Appellant) appeals from the judgment of sentence entered following his convictions for driving under the influence of alcohol and for violating the vehicle code provision requiring that a vehicle be driven in a...

Petohazi v. Commonwealth - 11/1/2005
The Department of Transportation, Bureau of Driver Licensing (DOT) appeals from an order of the Court of Common Pleas of Allegheny County (trial court), sustaining the statutory appeal of Frank Petohazi (Licensee) and reversing the...

Pryts v. Commonwealth - 10/28/2005
Timothy H. Pryts appeals from an order of the Court of Common Pleas of Mercer County (trial court) denying his appeal from a one year suspension of his operating privilege that was imposed in conformity with Section 1547 of the...

Morse v. Commonwealth - 10/27/2005
Joyce A. Morse (Morse) appeals from an order of the Court of Common Pleas of Allegheny County (trial court) that dismissed her appeal from a one-year suspension of her operating privilege pursuant to Section 1547(b)(1) of the Vehicle...

Wilk v. Pennsylvania Board of Probation and Parole - 10/27/2005
Keith D. Wilk, a recommitted technical and convicted parole violator, petitions for review of a decision of the Pennsylvania Board of Probation and Parole (Board) that denied his request for credit toward his recalculated sentence...

Alexander v. Commonwealth - 10/26/2005
This is an appeal by the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania, Department of Transportation, Bureau of Driver Licensing (Bureau), and a cross-appeal by Thomas R. Alexander (Alexander), from an order of the Court of Common Pleas of Lancaster...

Commonwealth v. Greenberg - 10/20/2005
1 This is an appeal from a judgment of sentence imposed after Appellant was convicted of the summary offense of reckless driving. Appellant raises one question for our review, whether the evidence was sufficient to support the...

Ulisky v. Pennsylvania Board of Probation and Parole - 10/18/2005
Tracy Ulisky petitions the Court pro se for review of the January 10, 2005 decision of the Pennsylvania Board of Probation and Parole (Board) that denied as untimely Ulisky's November 29 and November 30, 2004 administrative appeals....

Schofield v. Commonwealth - 10/18/2005
Hervey W. Schofield, III (Licensee) appeals from an order of the Court of Common Pleas of Montgomery County (trial court) denying his statutory appeal of a one-year suspension of his driver's license by the Pennsylvania Department of...

Bartlett v. Bradford Publishing - 10/17/2005
1 In this case, we consider whether Appellant, Heil Bartlett, a public figure, can satisfy the actual malice standard in a defamation suit by alleging that Appellees, Bradford Publishing, Inc. d/b/a The Bradford Era, John...

Grech v. Commonwealth - 10/14/2005
Charles J. Grech (Licensee) appeals an order of the Court of Common Pleas of Monroe County that denied his statutory appeal from a one-year suspension of his operating privilege pursuant to Section 1547(b)(1) of the Vehicle Code...

White Deer Run - 10/12/2005
White Deer Run, Inc., t/a White Deer Run At Blue Mountain (Appellant), appeals the order of the Court of Common Pleas of Lehigh County (trial court), dated April 11, 2005, which affirmed the order of the Zoning Hearing Board of Lynn...

Seiver v. Commonwealth - 10/12/2005
This case returns to us after our remand in Charles L. Seiver, II v. Dep't of Transp., Bureau of Driver Licensing, No. 480 C.D. 2004 (Pa. Cmwlth., filed September 27, 2004)(Seiver I). In Seiver I, we remanded to the Court of Common...

Miller v. Commonwealth - 10/11/2005
The Department of Transportation (DOT) appeals from the December 23, 2004 order of the Court of Common Pleas of Lancaster County (trial court) that sustained the statutory appeal of Barbara Etta Miller (Licensee) from a one-year...

Smalls v. Commonwealth - 10/11/2005
Leonard Smalls (Licensee) appeals from an order of the Court of Common Pleas of Philadelphia County (trial court) that affirmed the Department of Transportation, Bureau of Motor Vehicle's (DOT) imposition of a one-year suspension of...

Smith v. Commonwealth - 10/11/2005
The Department of Transportation (DOT) appeals from the December 23, 2004 order of the Court of Common Pleas of Lancaster County (trial court) that sustained the statutory appeal of Thomas J. Smith (Licensee) from an 18-month...

Kennedy v. Pennsylvania Dep't of Corrections - 10/4/2005
Before the Court at this time is an Application for Suggestion of Mootness filed by the Department of Corrections (Department) to the September 24, 2004 petition for review filed by Skylar Elwin Kennedy (Kennedy) seeking an order of...

Melhorn v. Pennsylvania Board of Probation and Parole - 9/30/2005
Barry Melhorn petitions for review of an order of the Pennsylvania Board of Probation and Parole (Board) that denied his request for administrative relief. Melhorn was confined for 5 months, 10 days, because of a Board detainer and a...

Banerjee v. Commonwealth - 6/30/2005
Soumitra Banerjee (Licensee) appeals from the December 14, 2004 order of the Court of Common Pleas of Bucks County (trial court) that denied Licensee's statutory appeal of a one-year suspension of his operating privilege imposed by...

Shevlin v. Commonwealth - 6/29/2005
Paul J. Shevlin (Licensee) appeals from the November 9, 2004 order of the Court of Common Pleas of Chester County (trial court) that denied his statutory appeal from an 18-month suspension of his operating privilege imposed by the...

Pileggi v. Commonwealth - 6/24/2005
The Department of Transportation, Bureau of Driver Licensing (Department) appeals from an order of the Court of Common Pleas of Montgomery County (trial court), which sustained the appeal of Frank A. Pileggi (Pileggi) from a one-year...

Westmoreland Intermediate Unit #7 v. Westmoreland Intermediate Unit #7 Classroom Assistants Educational Support Personnel Association - 6/22/2005
Westmoreland Intermediate Unit #7 Classroom Assistants Educational Support Personnel Association, PSEA/NEA (Association) appeals from an order of the Court of Common Pleas of Westmoreland County (common pleas court) that granted...

McBride v. Commonwealth - 6/21/2005
The Pennsylvania Supreme Court reversed this Court's earlier memorandum decision and order in this matter on the basis of the Supreme Court's decision in Siekierda v. Department of Transportation, Bureau of Driver Licensing, ___ Pa....

Kampmeier v. Commonwealth - 6/21/2005
Michael K. Kampmeier (Licensee) appeals from an order of the Court of Common Pleas of Montgomery County (Trial Court) which denied Licensee's appeal from a one-year suspension of his operating privilege by the Department of...

Commonwealth v. Santos - 6/20/2005
The Commonwealth appeals from the Superior Court's order affirming the order of the trial court granting Appellee Oscar Santos' Petition for Writ of Habeas Corpus. For the reasons that follow, we reverse. On the evening of July...

Street Road Bar & Grille - 6/20/2005
This appeal presents two questions: (1) which party -- the liquor license applicant or the Pennsylvania Liquor Control Board ("the Board") -- bears the burden of proof concerning an applicant's "good repute" for purposes of issuing...

Sfida v. Commonwealth - 6/17/2005
The Department of Transportation, Bureau of Driver Licensing (Department) appeals from an order of the Court of Common Pleas of Montgomery County (trial court) which sustained the appeal of Edward M. Sfida, Jr. (Licensee) from a...

Carpenter v. Commonwealth - 6/17/2005
The Department of Transportation, Bureau of Driver Licensing (PennDOT) appeals an order of the Court of Common Pleas of Monroe County (trial court). The trial court sustained David Wayne Carpenter's (Carpenter) appeal of PennDOT's...

Krieger v. Commonwealth - 6/15/2005
The Department of Transportation, Bureau of Driver Licensing (Department) appeals from an order of the Court of Common Pleas of Bucks County (trial court) sustaining Robert J. Krieger's (Licensee) appeal and vacating the suspension...

Tirado v. Commonwealth - 6/15/2005
Submitted: March 18, 2005 BEFORE: HONORABLE JAMES GARDNER COLINS, President Judge, HONORABLE DAN PELLEGRINI, Judge, HONORABLE JAMES R. KELLEY, Senior Judge. The Commonwealth of Pennsylvania, Department of Transportation,...

Scarpa v. Commonwealth - 6/14/2005
Joseph Scarpa (Scarpa) appeals from the order of the Court of Common Pleas of Bucks County (trial court), which denied his appeal from the Suspension of his Driver's License and Operator's Privilege imposed by the Commonwealth of...

Commonwealth v. Berry - 6/13/2005
1 Appellant, Jeffrey L. Berry, appeals from the order dated March 20, 2003, denying his first petition under the Post Conviction Relief Act (PCRA), 42 Pa.C.S.A. §§ 9541-9546. We affirm. 2 The procedural history of the case...

AWT Beaver Independence Deli - 6/10/2005
The Pennsylvania Liquor Control Board (Board) and the Township of Independence, Beaver County, Pennsylvania (Township), appeal respective orders of the Court of Common Pleas of Beaver County (common pleas) that reversed the...

Commonwealth v. Yakell - 6/3/2005
1 Appellant, Todd Yakell, appeals the order of May 26, 2004, granting in part and denying in part his petition under the Post Conviction Relief Act. On appeal, appellant claims that the PCRA court erred in not finding him...

Garner v. Commonwealth - 6/2/2005
JUDGE LEADBETTER The Bureau of Driver Licensing (Bureau) appeals from the order of the Court of Common Pleas of Cumberland County (common pleas), which vacated the suspension of John F. Garner's driver's license. Common pleas...

In re R.D.R. - 6/1/2005
1 Appellant, R.D.R., a minor, asks us to review the dispositional order entered in the York County Court of Common Pleas, which imposed fines following his adjudication of delinquency. Specifically, Appellant challenges the trial...

Commonwealth v. Dommel - 6/1/2005
1 The Commonwealth appeals from the order of the Court of Common Pleas of Lancaster County granting Appellee/Defendant John Earl Dommel's motion to suppress evidence obtained subsequent to a warrantless arrest occurring in his...

Brockett v. Commonwealth - 5/27/2005
William J. Brockett (Brockett) appeals from an order of the Court of Common Pleas of Monroe County (trial court) that denied Brockett's appeal from a one-year suspension of his operating privilege pursuant to Section 1547(b)(1) of...

Commonwealth v. Hyland - 5/27/2005
1 Appellant, Thomas W. Hyland, appeals from the judgment of sentence entered in the Berks County Court of Common Pleas, following his conviction for driving under the influence of alcohol ("DUI") and related summary offenses. We...

Jellen v. Commonwealth - 5/24/2005
Anthony Charles Jellen (Appellant) appeals from the order of the Court of Common Pleas of Northumberland County (trial court) that denied his statutory appeal from the suspension of his operating privilege imposed by the Department...

McFadden v. Commonwealth - 5/24/2005
William Brian McFadden (Licensee) appeals from the June 4, 2004 order of the Court of Common Pleas of Philadelphia County (trial court) that dismissed his statutory appeal from a one-year suspension of his operating privilege imposed...

Foringer v. Commonwealth - 5/19/2005
Gregory A. Foringer (Licensee) appeals an order of the Court of Common Pleas of Clarion County (trial court) dismissing his appeal from a one-year license suspension issued by the Department of Transportation (Department), Bureau of...

Stair v. Commonwealth - 5/18/2005
The Commonwealth of Pennsylvania, Department of Motor Vehicles, Bureau of Driver Licensing, appeals an order of the Court of Common Pleas of Northampton County that sustained that part of licensee's appeal of the Department's order...

Volwieder v. Commonwealth - 5/16/2005
Jon K. Volwieder (Licensee) appeals from the October 22, 2004, order of the Court of Common Pleas of Bucks County (trial court), which denied Licensee's challenge to the driving suspension imposed by the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania,...

Commonwealth v. Kyle - 5/16/2005
This Court granted discretionary review to consider whether an individual is in custody for purposes of awarding credit toward a prison sentence for time spent subject to home confinement with electronic monitoring while released on...

Minnich v. Commonwealth - 5/13/2005
Ronald B. Minnich (Licensee) appeals from an order of the Court of Common Pleas of Northampton County denying his appeal from the one-year suspension of his operating privileges imposed by the Department of Transportation, Bureau of...

Barnas v. Commonwealth - 5/13/2005
The Commonwealth of Pennsylvania, Department of Transportation, Bureau of Driver Licensing (DOT) appeals from the August 3, 2004, order of the Court of Common Pleas of Monroe County (trial court), which reversed the license...

McCann v. Commonwealth - 5/12/2005
Thomas Joseph McCann, III (Licensee) appeals from the September 14, 2004, order of the Court of Common Pleas of Bucks County (trial court), denying Licensee's appeal from the one-year suspension of his operating privileges imposed by...

Commonwealth v. Minnich - 5/9/2005
1 In this appeal, Appellant, Kyle M. Minnich, challenges his judgment of sentence imposed by the Honorable John H. Chronister of the Court of Common Pleas of York County following his conviction of the summary offense of driving...

Hildenbrand v. Commonwealth - 5/4/2005
In these consolidated cases, the Department of Transportation, Bureau of Driver Licensing (DOT) and Rudolph Hildenbrand (Hildenbrand) appeal from the order of the Court of Common Pleas of Monroe County denying in part and sustaining...

Schwartz v. Commonwealth - 4/29/2005
John Schwartz (Licensee) appeals from the order of the Court of Common Pleas of Bucks County (trial court) which dismissed his statutory appeal from a one-year suspension of his operating privileges that had been imposed by the...

Commonwealth v. Brown - 4/29/2005
Appellant, John Wesley Brown, appeals from the Order of the Court of Common Pleas of Philadelphia County, denying his petition for relief pursuant to the Post Conviction Relief Act (PCRA), 42 Pa.C.S. §§ 9541-9546. For the reasons...

Jones v. Pennsylvania Board of Probation and Parole - 4/27/2005
Lewis Jones (Jones) petitions for review of the July 16, 2004, order of the Pennsylvania Board of Probation and Parole (Board), which: (1) denied Jones' petition for administrative relief challenging the Board's refusal to give him...

Peterson v. Worker's Compensation Appeal Board - 4/27/2005
Leroyal Peterson (Claimant) petitions for review of the September 28, 2004 order of the Workers' Compensation Appeal Board (Board) that affirmed the decision of the Workers' Compensation Judge (WCJ) granting Claimant's claim petition...

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