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Category Archives: Reckless Driving

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Reckless Driving & Involuntary Manslaughter Charges Filed in Virginia Fireman’s Death

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A Virginia truck driver faces charges for reckless driving and involuntary manslaughter after killing a firefighter in an automotive accident, according to an article by CBS affiliate WTKR. A grand jury from Hanover, Virginia, just elected to file formal charges against the truck driver in April 2019. The incident in question dates back to… Read More »

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Reckless Driving Charges Filed After Virginia School Bus Accident

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A Virginia school bus driver faces criminal charges for reckless driving after causing a multi-vehicle crash, according to an article by CBS affiliate WTKR. This automotive accident occurred in Chesterfield County on Tuesday, May 28th just before 2 p.m. At that point, the school bus driver was approaching the intersection of Iron Bridge and… Read More »

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Evaluating 4 Different Penalties for Reckless Driving in Virginia

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From a general standpoint, reckless driving in Virginia refers to any conduct on state roadways that endangers other people or property. From a specific standpoint, reckless driving can occur when a person drives too fast, races with other vehicles, drives with an obstructed view, or engages in similarly dangerous driving behavior. In order to… Read More »

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Virginia Man Drags Police Officer During Reckless Driving Incident

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A Virginia man was sentenced for reckless driving, assault and battery, and other crimes after hurting a police officer while in possession of an illegal assault rifle, according to an article by WTKR. Approximately one year ago, this Virginia man was speeding on Interstate 264 near First Colonial Road. A police officer attempted to… Read More »

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Virginia Truck Driver Overturns Vehicle & Faces Reckless Driving Charges

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A 26-year-old truck driver from Callao, Virginia, faces criminal charges for reckless driving after overturning his tractor-trailer in Richmond County, according to an article by CBS affiliate WTVR. This truck accident occurred at approximately 6 a.m. on Monday, February 11th. At that point, the truck driver was heading east on History Land Highway, which… Read More »

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What is the Difference Between Reckless & Aggressive Driving in Virginia?

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Across the Commonwealth of Virginia, it is unlawful to engage aggressive or reckless driving that puts other people or property in danger of harm. To minimize this risk, Virginia imposes criminal penalties for any person who engages in reckless or aggressive driving. Reckless Driving The definition of reckless driving appears under Code of Virginia… Read More »

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Virginia Truck Driver Faces Reckless Driving Charges After Crashing into Church

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A 65-year-old truck driver faces criminal charges for reckless driving after smashing his tractor-trailer into a church in Pittsylvania County, reported VirginiaFirst.com. This truck accident occurred at approximately 10:40 p.m. on Tuesday, January 22nd. At that time and date, the truck driver was headed north on Route 29 in Pittsylvania County. After veering off… Read More »

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5 More Ways a Driver Can Face Reckless Driving Charges in Virginia

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Recently, Simms Showers explored several different types of reckless driving under Virginia law in its article entitled 4 Ways a Driver Can Face Reckless Driving Charges in Virginia. Taken in conjunction with this piece, readers can gain a detailed understanding of the many types of reckless driving in Virginia. Returning to the topic at… Read More »

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Virginia Cites Thousands for Speeding & Reckless Driving over Thanksgiving

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The Virginia State Police was out in full force over the Thanksgiving weekend, citing thousands of drivers for reckless driving, speeding and other traffic violations, reported CBS affiliate WTVR. The surge of state police presence was part of Operation C.A.R.E. (Crash Awareness and Reduction Effort). This operation was designed to maximize safety and minimize… Read More »

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4 Ways a Driver Can Face Reckless Driving Charges in Virginia

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Reckless driving is a broad criminal offense in Virginia, prohibiting drivers from engaging in careless or dangerous behavior on state roads. Whenever a driver puts other people or property at risk of harm, it can qualify as reckless driving under Virginia law. Furthermore, Virginia features many specific rules and regulations concerning reckless driving, including… Read More »

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