A 28-year-old female motorist has been charged with drunk driving after police claimed she struck a bicycle rider with her car in the evening in Vienna, Virginia. Police claimed that she was not capable of performing a field sobriety test and appeared intoxicated. She reportedly declined to submit to a breathalyzer test and is currently facing additional criminal charges for that refusal.
A member of the Maryland House of Delegates, Donald H. Dwyer Jr., has indicated that he will enter a plea of guilty to criminal charges of boating while intoxicated. The decision was made as part of a plea deal that will prevent the legislator from being incarcerated.
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.