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State’s breath alcohol records are now online (access required)

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Lawyers defending drunken driving cases have a new tool that should save time and effort in checking on blood-alcohol reports from the state lab. The state Department of Forensic Science is making additional breath alcohol records available online. The department ...

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Results are mixed when college police make arrests beyond school boundaries (access required)

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The client’s tale of woe begins with a traffic stop near a college campus. A driver had too much to drink, or an officer discovered illegal drugs. But wait, the client says. The traffic stop was made by a campus ...

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Lawyer charged in fatal crash

McLean lawyer Mark Sgarlata is charged with DUI and manslaughter after his car collided with a motorcycle, killing Ashburn couple Ricky and Leia Wrenn. The accident occurred around 1 a.m. on Sunday when Sgarlata turned left into a shopping center from ...

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Ignition interlocks in wide use with new law

RICHMOND, Va. (AP) — The number of drunk drivers ordered to install breathalyzers in their vehicles has risen 75 percent in Virginia over the last year as a result of a new law. About 8,500 drivers convicted of a DUI ...

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Should the legal limit be dropped to 0.05? (access required)

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A recent recommendation from the National Traffic Safety Board is drawing the ire of DUI attorneys. The NTSB’s report, “Reaching Zero: Actions to Eliminate Alcohol-Impaired Driving,” made several suggestions about improving the safety of the country’s roads. Included in the ...

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