A Virginia man found guilty of involuntary manslaughter following an auto accident in which he was charged with a DUI is maintaining his innocence. Because of his insistence he is not guilty, however, he now will spend three additional years in prison.
A Virginia judge has sentenced a 43-year-old woman to two years in jail for her role in an accident that left four people injured as they headed to the school bus stop. However, the woman could still face even more serious charges.
Statistics show that drunk driving arrests in Virginia plummeted more than 30 percent in the last 10 years. However, Fairfax County remains at the top of the list for Virginia law enforcement officers who are on the lookout for drunk drivers.
Fairfax County police arrested one of their own officers recently for DUI following a non-injury, single-vehicle accident on an early Monday morning. The policeman is a veteran of the county police force and made contact with fellow law enforcement officers to report the overnight crash.
A trial date has been set in Frederick County General District Court for mid-October for a Stephens City man charged with a repeat drunk driving offense. Police reported the 29-year-old man's alcohol breath test registered 0.30, more than three times the legal 0.08 limit for Virginia adult drivers.