Commonwealth v. Glenn

After a bench trial, Glenn was convicted of driving under the influence of metabolites of a controlled substance (DUI-metabolite). Glenn appealed and argued the DUI statute should be read so as to not criminalize driving with the metabolite of a medically prescribed controlled substance since the legislature did not criminalize driving under the influence of the prescribed … Read more

Commonwealth v. Pammer

The Superior Court dismissed a DUI prosecution because the Commonwealth failed to comply with the compulsory joinder rule found in 18 Pa.C.S. § 110. The defendant had been charged with traffic offenses stemming from the same incident as the DWI charge and pled to summonses for those traffic offenses before a magisterial district judge. After later … Read more

Commonwealth v. Chichkin

In these two appeals, the Court considered the constitutionality of the provision of the mandatory minimum sentencing statute for driving under the influence (DUI), which treated a prior acceptance of accelerated rehabilitative disposition (ARD) in a DUI case as a prior conviction for sentencing enhancement purposes. The Court held that Appellants were not afforded their constitutional protections … Read more