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Submitted: June 29, 2001

OPINION

Donald Jacobs and John Joyce, Jr. (Appellants) appeal from the orders of the Courts of Common Pleas of Chester County and Delaware County, respectively, affirming the one-year suspensions of their driving privileges resulting from convictions in New Jersey for driving under the influence (DUI) in violation of N.J.S. �39:4-50(a). Appellants raise the following issues: (1) whether Pennsylvania’s DUI statute, Section 3731 of the Vehicle Code, as amended, 75 Pa. C.S. �3731, and New Jersey’s DUI statute are of a substantially similar nature to Article IV(a)(2) of the Driver’s License Compact (Compact), Section 1581 of the Vehicle Code, 75 Pa. C.S. �1581; and (2) whether the trial court erred in admitting evidence of Appellants’ guilty plea to an alcohol-related traffic offense in New Jersey when the New Jersey court ordered that the pleas “shall not be evidential in any civil proceeding” and Pennsylvania courts are required to give full faith and credit to such orders.

 
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