Category Archives: Drunk Driving
What is the Difference Between Adult & Underage DUI in Virginia?
Drunk driving is a particularly dangerous activity across the Commonwealth of Virginia, resulting in numerous instances of property damage, physical injury, and death each year. Depending on the age of the drunk driver and the amount of alcohol consumed, there are both underage and adult versions of DUI in Virginia. How Does Virginia Define… Read More »
Virginia Man Faces DUI Charges for the Ninth Time
A 58-year-old man from Virginia faces drunk-driving charges for the ninth time, according to an article by the Richmond Times-Dispatch. Law enforcement arrested this Virginia man on August 28th, in response to a car accident. Allegedly, the Virginia man was driving his wife’s vehicle while intoxicated and, in the process, crashed and totaled the… Read More »
Involuntary Manslaughter Charges Levied After Fatal Crash in Virginia
A Virginia man faces criminal charges for aggravated involuntary manslaughter after allegedly causing a drunk driving fatality, according to an article by WTOP. This incident occurred on Thursday, October 22nd in Lake Ridge, Virginia. The Virginia man was driving on Glenridge Drive and turned left onto Springwoods Drive and began driving the wrong direction…. Read More »
Loudoun County Car Accident Leads to Charges for DUI, Hit and Run
The Loudoun County Sheriff’s Office arrested a Virginia man for drunk driving and fleeing the scene of an accident, according to an article by the Loudoun Times-Mirror. On January 25th at approximately 7 p.m., sheriff’s deputies responded to reports of a hit-and-run car accident near North Sterling Boulevard and Route 7 in Sterling. The… Read More »
Assessing 4 Consequences of a DUI Conviction in Virginia
Every year across the Commonwealth of Virginia, driving under the influence (DUI) of alcohol or drugs is an unfortunate cause of harm and injury. From property damage to physical injury or even death, drunk drivers are exceedingly dangerous. Accordingly, Virginia law features a myriad of penalties and punishments to dissuade people from drinking and… Read More »
How Does Virginia Law Address Underage Drunk Drivers?
The Commonwealth of Virginia imposes strict laws against and severe punishment for drunk driving for both adults and minors under the age of 21. Though underage drivers face a different standard for driving under the influence or while impaired (DUI/DWI). Furthermore, the penalties for underage DUI also differ from the punishment that adults face… Read More »
Virginia Man Arrested for Hit and Run, Eluding Police & DUI
The Loudoun County Sheriff’s Office arrested a man from Sterling, Virginia, for causing an accident while drunk driving and attempting to flee the scene, according to an article by the Loudoun Times-Mirror. This incident occurred in Sterling on November 20th just before midnight. At that time, sheriff’s deputies responded to a reported car accident… Read More »
Surveying Virginia Requirements for Ignition Interlock Systems
When a person commits drunk driving or similar offenses in Virginia, there are a variety of criminal consequences. A conviction can result in jail time, fines, and license suspension. Additionally, a drunk driver may be required to install an ignition interlock system before they are allowed to get back on the road. What is… Read More »
Virginia Man Arrested for Drunk Driving & Refusing DUI Test in Leesburg
A man from Herndon faces Virginia criminal charges for driving under the influence (DUI) and refusing a DUI test, according to an article by the Loudoun Times-Mirror. The Loudoun County Sheriff’s Office arrested the Herndon man on Friday, October 4th at approximately 11 p.m. That is when sheriff’s deputies responded to reports of a… Read More »
What are the Virginia Laws & Penalties for DUI?
Every year, drunk drivers cause a dizzying number of car accidents across the Commonwealth of Virginia, resulting in property damage, physical injury, and death. This unfortunate reality exists despite strict Virginia laws against driving under the influence (DUI) of alcohol or drugs. After all, a conviction for DUI in Virginia can result in prison… Read More »