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Delayed Date with Magistrate Was ‘Necessary’ (access required)

A delay of nearly six hours in bringing a DUI defendant before a magistrate after her arrest was not “unnecessary” under Va. Code § 19.2-82 where her disoriented condition at the scene warranted a call to the rescue squad, which decided to transport her to the hospital where she was treated from 8:18 p.m. to ...