On Jan. 27, 2012 a truck driver was found guilty of a hit-and-run accident stemming from a 2010 incident involving the driver's 18-wheeler and a sheriff's deputy. In addition to the hit-and-run, the prosecution had also sought a DUI for the driver based on the large amount of prescription medication found in his bloodstream. The prescription for the medication was for him and he had no alcohol in his system. However, the state felt that the levels of the prescribed drug were above that of someone using them therapeutically - hence the DUI charge.
January 2012 Archives
Hitting a school bus can get someone into a lot of trouble. Add to it a DUI charge, and the alleged crime takes an even more serious turn. A Virginia woman is now facing a DUI charge after allegedly overcorrecting her vehicle, hitting a school bus.
A veteran of the Iraq war has faced a lot of problem since his return from the battlefield. The man served three tours in Iraq over the course of his 10 year career in the military, and saw horrific tragedy. Now, the Newport News resident has been charged with involuntary manslaughter for a crash that resulted in two people's deaths following a string of drunk driving charges during his time in the military.
We all know that drunk driving is unsafe and can cause harm to the driver and others on the road. With the new Virginia legislative session starting this week, many lawmakers expect to take up legislation that will make penalties for driving under the influence stricter.