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Trial date set for priest accused of drunk driving

It may not seem like a big deal to have a couple drinks at a friend's house, whether it is with dinner or simply as a means to bond and relax. However, sometimes a person in Virginia who operates a motor vehicle after drinking is accused of drunk driving, which could have a major impact on their future, especially if they are in a position of leadership.

New DUI laws in place for commercial drivers in Virginia

Virginia drivers should be aware of the drunk driving laws in the state and their accompanying penalties if there is a conviction for DUI. Even those who are operating their vehicles as they pass through the state should know they can face various consequences for a conviction. This is especially significant for truckers whose job it is to drive across the country carrying their loads. A new law in Virginia can affect their situation and job if they are arrested and convicted of DUI while operating a commercial vehicle.

Police will be looking for drunk drivers over the holidays

Summer is here, and the Fourth of July is less than a week away. Americans throughout the country, including those from Leedsburg, Virginia and the surrounding area, often celebrate the summer holiday by attending parades, fireworks displays and often barbeques and picnics with family and friends. It is not uncommon during barbeques to indulge in a few hotdogs, hamburgers and one's favorite alcoholic beverages.

Can breath test results be found inadmissiable at a DUI trial?

Many drunk driving arrests begin as traffic stops, with a police officer pulling over a car for reasons such as erratic driving or observed violations of one or more traffic laws. In a recent example, however, an alleged drunk driver brought the attention on himself.

Does a first DUI offense result in jail time?

In Virginia, the penalties for a first-time conviction for driving under the influence vary based upon the time period and the blood alcohol concentration (BAC). The legal limit is a BAC level of 0.08 percent, and additional jail time is imposed for levels above 0.15 and 0.20 percent.

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