State Police http://wesa.fm en Pennsylvania State Troopers Target HOV Lane Violators http://wesa.fm/post/pennsylvania-state-troopers-target-hov-lane-violators <p>The Pennsylvania State Police issued 60 citations and 14 warnings Wednesday morning to drivers on the Parkway North HOV lanes for not meeting the requirements to be driving them.</p><p>“The HOV lanes are for high-occupancy vehicles, meaning you need to have multiple people in the vehicle, more than one person,” said Trooper Robin Mungo. “The HOV lanes are designed to alleviate congestions going into the city during rush hour traffic and leaving the city during rush hour traffic.”</p> Wed, 11 Sep 2013 19:19:51 +0000 Deanna Garcia 16356 at http://wesa.fm Police Pursuits on the Rise in Pennsylvania http://wesa.fm/post/police-pursuits-rise-pennsylvania <p>The number of police pursuits in Pennsylvania has increased once again, according to state police.</p><p>Law enforcement agencies across the commonwealth reported 1,522 vehicle pursuits in 2012, up 69 from the previous year.</p><p>Eight hundreds pursuits began as simple traffic violations, registration plate violations or inspection violations, and 214 chases were initiated because of suspected DUI. Felony criminal offenses accounted for 228 pursuits, and 131 were due to a stolen or suspected stolen vehicle.</p> Sun, 21 Jul 2013 07:30:00 +0000 Michael Lynch 13412 at http://wesa.fm State Police Face Shortages in Wake Of Municipal Budget Cuts http://wesa.fm/post/state-police-face-shortages-wake-municipal-budget-cuts <p>The increasing reliance on the Pennsylvania State Police isn’t letting up any time soon, in spite of the governor’s plan to put another 380 troopers on patrol.</p> Thu, 21 Feb 2013 16:34:05 +0000 Mary Wilson and 90.5 WESA Staff 1347 at http://wesa.fm State Police Face Shortages in Wake Of Municipal Budget Cuts