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Penalties in Virginia for DUI of alcohol or drugs

Drivers are legally driving under the influence if they are behind the wheel of a motor vehicle or watercraft with a blood-alcohol concentration of at least .08 percent. Drivers might also be considered DUI if their ability is impaired to maneuver a vehicle or watercraft, whether or not their BAC results are at least .08 percent. Drivers under the influence of drugs could face identical consequences.

Virginia Beach official charged with DUI

Virginia Beach police allege that a city official was under the influence of alcohol when he was pulled over for having a broken taillight on the evening of Sept. 25. In addition to a DUI charge, the 73-year-old official is facing a count of refusing to submit to toxicology testing. He is scheduled to appear in court on Oct. 31.

Driver charged in suspected DUI accident

Virginia State Police report that a man died after a car accident on Interstate 64 that allegedly involved a driver suspected of driving under the influence of alcohol. The crash happened in the eastbound lanes of the highway at about 8 p.m. on July 10.

Driver faces drunk-driving charge after hitting nursing home

Virginians know how dangerous drunk driving is and how easily it can lead to injury, death and destruction of property. Drivers who are pulled over by law enforcement officers on suspicion of driving under the influence can face charges that could have serious consequences, such as incarceration, fines, a suspended license and higher insurance premiums.

Man sleeping in car arrested for second DUI charge in 5 years

Driving under the influence of alcohol is among the most common traffic offenses in Virginia. Conviction on drunken-driving charges has serious consequences that may include a prison sentence and heavy fines among other penalties. Even if a driver is not obviously intoxicated, authorities can charge a driver with DUI based on their observations at the scene.

Police arrest couple for alleged DUI offenses just minutes apart

Virginians know that drinking and driving is a bad combination. The state's laws against drunken driving have substantial bite as legislators and law enforcement officers want to do whatever they can to prevent accidents that result from such dangerous behavior.

Chesterfield SAFE director resigns after DUI arrest

Quite simply, driving under the influence of alcohol or drugs threatens public safety. For that reason, law enforcement organizations and various civic groups in Virginia are committed to finding DUI offenders and getting them off the road. Ironically, a well-known local crusader against substance abuse was arrested after driving under the influence.

Police officer arrested in Fairfax for alleged DUI

Allegations of driving under the influence can be quite serious, wreaking havoc on an accused individual's life. DUI charges not only threaten an individual's freedom and ability to drive, but they can have a ripple effect that impacts the accused individual's reputation, job and personal life. For this reason, those facing DUI charges should fight to protect their rights and the well-being of their life.

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