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Ad damnum, DUI cases decided by order

The Supreme Court of Virginia issued two unpublished orders today, one reaffirming the rule that you can’t get more than you sue for and the second holding that the fourth-offense drunken driving statute permits both a prison term and a ...

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Bruce Smith ‘takes ownership’ of drunken driving mistake (access required)

VIRGINIA BEACH—Former NFL star Bruce Smith has pleaded guilty to drunken driving in Virginia. Smith was fined $1,000 and given a 90-day suspended sentence Thursday in a plea agreement with Virginia Beach prosecutors, who dropped charges of speeding and refusal ...

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DUI defendant protects hospital records

A Norfolk Circuit Court has denied a prosecutor’s request for a DUI defendant’s hospital records from the night he was arrested at the hospital where he was taken after a traffic accident. In a case of apparent first impression, Norfolk ...

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Congressman gets five days for DUI, will appeal

Alexandria General District Judge Becky J. Moore yesterday imposed a five-day jail sentence for Rep. Vito Fossella, R-N.Y., for his Virginia DUI conviction. The Washington Post reports the congressman has noted an appeal.

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