Thursday, March 26, 2009

PA Judges rule DUI law applies in campgrounds

Sharon Herald - Sharon,PA,USA
Jeffrey A. Laskowitz, 43, was arrested May 27, 2007, by a Pymatuning Township policeman operating under a contract with the Army Corps of Engineers, which operates Shenango River Lake and the property around it.

Mercer County Common Pleas Court Judge Thomas R. Dobson found Laskowitz guilty of drunken driving and driving the wrong way, and sentenced Laskowitz to 48 hours to 6 months in Mercer County Jail, $525 fine and costs.

Laskowitz, represented by William G. McConnell Jr., argued that the campground road was not public, making it out of police jurisdiction for a drunken driving offense.

In a ruling filed March 6, a three-judge panel of Superior Court said Laskowitz was driving on a road that was open to the public, and could be accessed only from a public highway, West Lake Road.
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