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Judges go light on DUIs, prosecutor complains

Certain unnamed Virginia Beach circuit judges are so lenient on drunken driving defendants, lawyers will jockey their cases to try to get those judges, according to an article by WAVY-TV.

Commonwealth’s Attorney Harvey Bryant tells the station certain judges hand out little or no jail time for drunken or drugged drivers.

A member of Mothers Against Drunk Driving says she and others are monitoring the court to try to keep track of repeat offenders who get off lightly.

Virginia Beach charges more drunken driving offenses than any other Virginia locality, and 20 percent are repeat offenders.

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