A woman was arrested over the weekend after a crash that led to the death of two men. Police say the vehicles were travelling at a high rate of speed, although they don't say whether anyone was speeding, when the accident occurred. The Virginia woman that survived the accident has been accused of driving drunk and two counts of vehicular manslaughter. She was arrested and is being held in a regional jail.
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Virginia is quickly becoming one of the toughest states in the region for penalties for drunk driving. In July first-time DUI arrests and convictions will mean Virginia residents will have to install an ignition-interlock device. This device would prevent them from driving their vehicles with blood alcohol content of 0.02 and above. This is if the judge allows the drivers to drive to work on a restricted license.
Drunk driving arrests sometimes don't garner more than a mention in the local newspaper. However, when you are in a position of authority, a DUI arrest might cause more public attention in Virginia than you want. This week, a teacher in Central Virginia was arrested and now faces DUI charges.
A woman was arrested yesterday after hitting another car that allegedly caused a four-car crash. Police allege the Newport News woman was drunk driving when she hit the vehicle, while her daughter was in the car. These allegations are extremely serious and the charges could lead to consequences with being able to see her child.