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Category Archives: Reckless Driving

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Virginia Police Arrest Canadian Truck Driver for Reckless Driving

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The Virginia State Police arrested a Canadian truck driver for reckless driving and felony hit-and-run, according to an article by CBS 19 News. Official reports state that the truck driver was operating a tractor-trailer on Interstate 64. At the same time, a Virginia Department of Transportation (VDOT) worker was stopped on the shoulder to… Read More »

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Can I Face Reckless Driving Charges for Passing Vehicles in Virginia?

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Under Virginia law, reckless driving is a criminal offense that involves dangerous operation of a motor vehicle. When a driver creates a risk of property damage or physical injury, it likely qualifies as reckless driving in Virginia. From a punishment standpoint, reckless driving is typically charged as a Class 1 misdemeanor in Virginia. A… Read More »

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Is Reckless Driving a Criminal Offense in Virginia?

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Every year, across the Commonwealth of Virginia, reckless driving is the cause of many incidents of damage, harm, and injury. Accordingly, Virginia law classifies reckless driving as a criminal offense, meaning that any person charged with reckless driving faces the real possibility of confinement and expensive fines. What is the General Rule Against Reckless… Read More »

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Surveying Three Consequences of Reckless Driving in Virginia

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The Commonwealth of Virginia prohibits reckless driving and other forms of dangerous behavior on public roads and highways. As detailed in Code of Virginia Section 46.2-852, a person commits reckless driving if they operate a motor vehicle in a manner that endangers other people or property. Under Virginia law, there are misdemeanor and felony… Read More »

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Can I Face Reckless Driving Charges for Speeding in Virginia?

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Reckless driving in Virginia is a criminal offense that involves a risk of property damage, physical injury, or even death. While there is a general rule against reckless driving, there are also specific laws that qualify certain driving conduct as reckless driving, including unreasonable and excessive speeding. Any person who commits reckless driving will… Read More »

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Is Street Racing a Type of Reckless Driving in Virginia?

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Reckless driving is a criminal offense in Virginia that involves dangerous driving behaviors that put people or property in harm’s way. On top of this general rule, Virginia also classifies other behaviors as reckless driving. One example of this is street racing, where drivers illegally challenge each other on the streets. Virginia Law &… Read More »

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Man without License Arrested for Reckless Driving in Virginia

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An 18-year-old driver from Norfolk, Virginia faces charges for reckless driving and other offenses, after leading police on a high-speed chase on Interstate 64, according to an article by CBS affiliate WTKR. According to official reports, police attempted to execute a traffic stop for reckless driving on Interstate 64, somewhere around  mile marker 243…. Read More »

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Exploring Another Four Versions of Reckless Driving in Virginia

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Reckless driving is a criminal offense under the Virginia Criminal Code. Depending on the severity of the offense, reckless drivers can face Class 1 misdemeanor or Class 6 felony charges. Upon conviction, reckless drivers usually face multiple criminal penalties, including jail time, criminal fines, and driver’s license suspension. The following sections will explore four… Read More »

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Driver Loses Control & Faces Reckless Driving Charges in Virginia

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A driver faces criminal charges for reckless driving after allegedly causing a multi-vehicle accident in Chesterfield County, according to an article by the Richmond Times-Dispatch. This car accident occurred on Thursday, September 10th at approximately 6 a.m. The driver in question was heading southbound on Interstate 95, just past the exit to Route 288…. Read More »

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Virginia Reckless Driver Arrested in Florida

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Florida police arrested a man from Chesapeake, Virginia on pending charges of reckless driving and several other offenses, according to an article by The Virginian-Pilot. This Virginia man allegedly drove a truck into a group of Oceanfront protestors back in May. This arrest came on the heels of a warrant issued last week by… Read More »

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