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Category Archives: DUI

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Virginia DUI Crash in Sterling Leads to Multiple Criminal Charges

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Law enforcement arrested and charged a Virginia man for driving under the influence (DUI) and several other crimes, according to an article by the Loudoun Times-Mirror. The Loudoun County Sheriff’s Office responded to this incident on Friday, April 24th near the 100 block of Williamsburg Road in Sterling. Just before 10 p.m., the Virginia… Read More »

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What are the Virginia Penalties for Minors Who Commit DUI?

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Even though the legal drinking age is 21 years old in Virginia, certain underage minors consume alcohol anyway and even drive under the influence (DUI) thereafter. Given that underage minors are prohibited from consuming alcohol, Virginia law features a zero tolerance approach to underage drinking and driving. Underage DUI Laws in Virginia Code of… Read More »

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How Does Virginia Law Deal with Repeat DUI Offenders?

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Any person who driving under the influence (DUI) of alcohol or drugs in Virginia places other people and property in serious risk of harm. This risk increases exponentially for repeat offenders who regularly engage in this type of dangerous driving behavior, including those with high levels of blood-alcohol concentration (BAC). To deter people from… Read More »

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Virginia Law Enforcement Arrests D.C. Woman For Third DUI Offense

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The Loudoun County Sheriff’s Office arrested a Washington, D.C. woman for an alleged third offense of driving under the influence (DUI), according to an article by the Loudoun Times-Mirror. This incident occurred in Sterling, Virginia at approximately 8 a.m. on Sunday, April 5th. The 57-year-old D.C. woman ran a red light at the intersection… Read More »

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What are the Consequences of Refusing a DUI Test in Virginia?

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In order to demonstrate that a person was actually driving under the influence (DUI) of alcohol or drugs in Virginia, the authorities must conduct a DUI test. These tests can measure levels of alcohol or drug consumption using the driver’s breath or blood. In certain cases, drivers refuse to submit to the DUI test,… Read More »

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Virginia Man Pleads Guilty to DUI & Involuntary Manslaughter

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A Virginia man pleaded guilty to involuntary manslaughter and driving under the influence (DUI) in connection with a fatal accident last year, according to an article by the Loudoun Times-Mirror. The accident in question occurred on the morning of January 4, 2019, near the intersection of Morrisonville and Mountain roads. The Virginia man apparently… Read More »

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How Does Virginia Define & Penalize DUI/DWI?

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In Virginia, the terms driving under the influence (DUI) and driving while impaired (DWI) can be used interchangeably. Virginia law does not differentiate between DUI or DWI, defining and punishing both in a substantially similar way. To understand the boundaries of this offense, the following sections will explore important definitions and punishments under Virginia… Read More »

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Fatal Crash Leads to DUI & Involuntary Manslaughter Charges for Ashburn Man

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An Ashburn man faces criminal charges for driving under the influence (DUI) and involuntary manslaughter after causing a fatal crash, according to an article by the Loudoun Times-Mirror. The authorities issued formal charges this December after completing an investigation into the November 16th accident. At approximately 2 a.m. on that date, the Ashburn man… Read More »

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Virginia Man Faces Criminal Charges for Repeat DUI & Test Refusal

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Loudoun County Sheriff’s deputies arrested a Virginia man for driving under the influence (DUI) of alcohol and refusing to submit to a DUI test on July 27th, according to an article by the Loudoun Times-Mirror. At approximately 11:30 p.m. that night, a local business called in a report about an alleged drunk driver near… Read More »

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Virginia’s Zero Tolerance Law for Underage Drivers

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A person must be at least 21 years old to purchase or consume alcohol in the Commonwealth of Virginia. Accordingly, Virginia has a zero tolerance law for any person under the age of 21 who drives under the influence (DUI) of alcohol. The terms of the zero tolerance law are much more stringent than… Read More »

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