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DUI Against Minor in North East, PA Withdrawn

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DUI Against Minor in North East, PA Withdrawn

On a Saturday morning at 4:00 a.m., a Pennsylvania State Police Trooper followed an underage motorist for more than a mile under the belief that the motorist may have been under the influence of alcohol “due to the time of the night.” Although the trooper could not establish any PA Motor Vehicle Code violations due to erratic or other bad driving, he nevertheless initiated the motor vehicle stop because “an item was hanging from the rear-view mirror of the vehicle.”

After a preliminary hearing, Erie DUI lawyer Tim George filed a pre-trial motion arguing that the stop violated the constitutional rights of an underage motorist. Shortly before an evidentiary hearing on the issue, the Commonwealth agreed to withdraw the charge of DUI.

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