Teen drivers face enough challenges on the road without considering outside factors that may have a negative impact on the ability to perform behind the wheel. Inexperience, distraction, and even nervousness can contribute to teenage driving error. When these components are combined with underage drinking, the results can be catastrophic. A number of people believe that underage consumption of alcohol is a relatively minor concern -- but a recent Warwick news report confirms that those who downplay the issue should think again.
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Driving under the influence of alcohol is a persistent problem in Warwick County and across Virginia. However, when an incident occurs on a military base, federal charges may apply. A New Mexico man recently arrested on DUI charges in that state is facing extradition to Virginia on an outstanding federal warrant for DUI charges here. To boot, the man is currently running for the city council in Las Cruces, New Mexico.
Wrestling fans in Newport News may be interested to learn that wrestling giant Kurt Angle was arrested on charges of driving under the influence of alcohol last weekend. Angle first gained notoriety as a wrestler when he won the gold medal in 1996 during the Olympic Games. After that, the wrestling phenom went on to wrestle for the WWE and currently holds a contract with Total Nonstop Action Wrestling. Now, he'll be wrestling with drunk driving charges in Virginia.
Drunk driving charges, in Warwick and elsewhere in Virginia, are understandably grievous. When a drunk driving accident results in the death of a pedestrian, the consequences for conviction are more severe. Consequences may include incarceration, probation, loss of driving privileges and community service as well as fines and court costs. The very nature of the allegations requires a tenacious defense - a defense that examines every detail of the incident, as well as every element of the crimes charged. Everyone makes mistakes, and when someone is faced with drunk driving charges, an experienced attorney may be able to offer the hope of a fair and just result.