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Category Archives: Drunk Driving


Virginia Man Charged With Multiple DUI/DWI Offenses

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A Virginia man faces several DUI/DWI charges after an alleged drunk driving incident resulted in serious injury to a victim, according to an article by NBC12. Reports indicated that this accident occurred on Sunday, February 6 at approximately 1:30 a.m. At that time, a driver was attempting to pull out of a driveway when… Read More »

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Examining DUI/DWI & Involuntary Manslaughter Under Virginia Law

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Commonly referred to as drunk driving, the offenses of driving under the influence (DUI) or driving while impaired (DWI) are serious crimes under Virginia law. Within the domain of DUI/DWI-related offenses, Virginia law carves out district laws and penalties for involuntary manslaughter. DUI/DWI Laws & Penalties in Virginia Code of Virginia Section 18.2-266 supplies… Read More »

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Drunk Driving In Virginia Lands Two Pedestrians In Hospital

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An alleged drunk driving incident in Virginia ended with one man in police custody and two pedestrians in the hospital, according to an article by 13News Now. Law enforcement reports indicated that this incident occurred on Sunday, October 31, near Indian River Road and South Military Highway. The male driver of a pickup truck… Read More »

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How Does Virginia Define & Punish DUI/DWI?

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In the Commonwealth of Virginia, there are strict laws against drunk driving. Legally referred to as driving under the influence (DUI) or driving while impaired (DWI), this criminal offense is not limited to alcohol consumption. It is possible for DUI/DWI charges to stem from the consumption of drugs, whether legal or illegal. It is… Read More »

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When Do Virginia Drunk Drivers Need An Ignition Interlock System?

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On top of criminal penalties and fines for drunk driving in Virginia, DUI offenders may need to install an ignition interlock system on their vehicle. These systems help prevent further episodes of intoxicated or impaired driving by measuring the driver’s blood-alcohol concentration (BAC). Ignition interlock systems are not necessary in every case. What is… Read More »

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What is the Difference Between Adult & Underage DUI in Virginia?

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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 »

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Virginia Man Faces DUI Charges for the Ninth Time

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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 »

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Involuntary Manslaughter Charges Levied After Fatal Crash in Virginia

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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 »

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Loudoun County Car Accident Leads to Charges for DUI, Hit and Run

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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 »

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Assessing 4 Consequences of a DUI Conviction in Virginia

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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 »

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