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Prosecutor charged with DUI

A lawyer in the Spotsylvania County commonwealth’s attorney’s office is charged with driving under the influence after being involved in a three-vehicle accident. The Free Lance-Star reports Amy Marie Harper, 38, of Fredericksburg has been suspended by boss Bill Neely, ...

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Prosecutor decries handling of lawyer’s traffic case

Both the judge and the prosecutor had conflicts of interest in their handling of the case of a Williamsburg lawyer charged with a DUI, according to a substitute prosecutor involved in the case. Charles City County Commonwealth’s Attorney Robert Tyler ...

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Drunken driver guilty of felony murder

A drunken driver who killed a nun in a 2010 car crash was found guilty of felony murder yesterday by a Prince William County circuit judge. The case may be the first reported instance in which a traffic fatality prompted ...

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Chocolate eggnog defense defeats DUI charge

An Essex County supervisor’s explanation about drinking chocolate eggnog after a single car accident was enough to get a drunken driving charge dismissed, but not without some skepticism from the judge. Jack Stevens was on his way home from church ...

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DUI fee would pay for warnings to drivers

Del. G. Manoli Loupassi wants Virginia drivers to know they will go to jail on a first offense DUI if their blood alcohol level is high enough. To spread the word, Loupassi proposes a $25 special fee for those convicted ...

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New breath machine, new DUI defenses? (access required)

WILLIAMSBURG – Meet Virginia’s new breathalyzer, same as the old breathalyzer. “Both instruments are equally accurate and precise,” says Alka Lohmann, the woman responsible for calibrating the state’s breath alcohol machines and training their operators. She’s talking about the Intoxylizer ...

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Scialdone pleads to cocaine possession

Virginia Beach lawyer Claude M. Scialdone pleaded guilty yesterday to possession of cocaine. Scialdone, 65, had disposition of the charge deferred for a year under the Virginia law that applies to first-time drug offenders. The charge will be dismissed if he ...

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