When public officials are charged with crimes, sometimes it is better to deal with the issue quietly, forgoing a public trial.
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 man with a lengthy history of drunk driving offenses has been jailed in Spotsylvania, Virginia.
Earlier this year, we reported that Virginia lawmakers were considering new laws that would make it tougher for drunk drivers to get behind the wheel. Now, those new laws intended to crack down on DUI cases have gone into place.
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.
A federal judge has ruled that the civil rights of five drivers cited for drunk driving at the Quantico Marine Corps base in Northern Virginia were violated and has dismissed the cases. It shows the necessity of the appeals process, and that the government can be overzealous in punishing people.
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.
Charges of drunk driving have been replaced with reckless driving against professional wrestler Kurt Angle. Officers say Angle failed a preliminary breath test and had difficulty completing a field sobriety test after he was pulled over in early September outside of Linden.