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Lethal Weapon: Homicide by Vehicle – DUI

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Course Information

Homicide by Vehicle/DUI, no other charge is as controversial, or as difficult to prove. Join a nationally-recognized team of experts to learn about investigating, charging, and litigating this hot-button crime. The course is open to prosecutors and police officers with crash reconstruction duties. This course is accredited for 14 substantive CLE credits.

Featured Speaker

John B. Kwasnoski is Professor Emeritus of Forensic Physics at Western New England University, Springfield, MA after thirty-one years on the faculty.  He is a certified police trainer in more than twenty states, and has instructed prosecutors, police, and civil attorneys on more than 330 occasions across the U.S.  He is the crash reconstructionist on the “Lethal Weapon - DWI Homicide” team formed by the National Traffic Law Center to teach prosecutors how to utilize expert witness testimony and cross examine adverse expert witnesses.  Prof. Kwasnoski has reconstructed more than 1,300 crashes since 1985, including multiple and single vehicle, pedestrian, motorcycle, and train crashes, and has given sworn testimony on more than 200 occasions; he has trained with the NYPD collision reconstruction unit since 2001, and continues to serve as a consultant to prosecutors nationwide on MV homicide cases.  He has worked for more than twenty major insurers as a consultant/expert witness, and has conducted training for the claims adjusters and special investigators of a number of insurance companies.

He has served as an expert in several cases of national significance including S. Carolina v. Susan Smith (a mother’s drowning murder of her two children) in which he participated in the re-enactment of the drowning in a submerged automobile and the creation of a video used in the sentencing phase of the trial.  He was the reconstructionist for the plaintiff in the case of Ulm v. Ford Motor Co. in which a Vermont jury awarded the plaintiff more than one million dollars. 

Prof. Kwasnoski has authored The Handbook of Collision Reconstruction, Kwasnoski’s Little Red Book, and  Crash Reconstruction Basics for Prosecutors, and has co-authored three best-selling books for Lexis Law Publishing : Investigation and Prosecution of DWI and Vehicular Homicide, Courtroom Survival, and The Officer’s DUI Manual.   Prof. Kwasnoski has published more than 80 journal and newsletter articles on collision reconstruction, and maintains an active national speaking schedule; his online On-demand Digital Library includes video lectures and  documents and can be found at


A block of rooms has been reserved at the Sheraton Station Square, Pittsburgh. The PDAI will pay for single occupancy accommodations (room and tax only) on Tuesday and Wednesday nights. **Overnight stay on Monday, May 15, will be at your expense ($130.00 + tax) payable upon check-in, although the reservations will be made by the PDAI.** The PDAI will make all hotel reservations; you should not contact the hotel directly to make your reservations.


Registration closes on March 31, 2017. To register online click on the Register Now button at the top of this course description. Each agency is limited to four attendees.  If you have more than four interested please contact David Drumheller to be added to the wait list in case of any vacancies.  You can also download the registration form and mail, fax, or email it to:

Pennsylvania District Attorneys Institute
2929 North Front Street
Harrisburg, PA  17110
Phone: (717) 238-5416
Fax: (717) 231-3912


Cancellations received on or before April 17, 2017 will be refunded the full registration fee. No refunds will be issued for cancellations received after April 17; however substitutions are permissible.

May 16th, 2017 8:00 AM   through   May 18th, 2017 12:30 PM
Sheraton Station Square
300 West Station Square Drive
Pittsburgh, PA 15219
America South, Central, North and Caribbean
Phone: 1-800-325-3535
Course Cost
Prosecutors $ 200.00
Law Enforcement $ 100.00
Monday, May 15**
Tuesday, May 16
Wednesday, May 17
I do not require lodging.

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