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DUI Conviction Upheld for Vehicle Seat-Switcher (access required)

The Supreme Court of Virginia says an intoxicated defendant who switched seats with the person who was driving a vehicle stopped by police, because defendant feared the actual driver would be deported if arrested, can be convicted of driving under the influence because she was an “operator” of the vehicle under Virginia law. This appeal presents ...

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