Speeding tickets and other relatively minor censures of an individual's driving can have a detrimental effect on their driving record, but people do not always consider the implications on their insurance rates. In Pennsylvania, not all traffic violations come with hefty criminal consequences, but some can influence an individuals' insurance rates in a profoundly negative way. Thus, it may be in the best interest of the individual to do what can be done to fight such charges, as traffic charges that are dropped cannot drive insurance rates higher.
A state senator is in hot water following a motorcycle crash that local police say may have been precipitated by drunk driving. Pennsylvania Senator Pat Browne could be facing DUI charges in connection with the May 3 crash. However, no official charges were filed in the immediate aftermath of the crash. Police are still looking into the accident and awaiting key evidence before choosing to file.