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 judge has ruled that a Fairfax, Virginia, police officer did not have cause to pull over a driver in December and threw out the drunk driving charges against the man. That driver, the former head of the Federal Aviation Administration, resigned from his position after his arrest. That ended the man's tenure in federal government, a profession he entered after a 25-year career as a commercial airline pilot.
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.
A bill that would require all Virginians found guilty of DUI charges to breathe into a machine before hitting the road is making its way through the state legislature.
A man with previous drunk driving convictions was sentenced in a Prince William County, Virginia, court to 20 years in prison for killing one nun and severely injuring two others while allegedly driving drunk.
A jury could not reach a verdict in the case of a former professional football player charged with felony drunk driving, forcing a Fairfax County judge to declare a mistrial.
Police in Fairfax, Virginia, say the head of the Federal Aviation Administration performed quite the stunt recently when he was caught allegedly driving drunk on the wrong side of the road.
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.