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Pilot admits flying drunk

A helicopter pilot giving rides to children during last year’s Suffolk Peanut Fest has pleaded guilty to felony child neglect and reckless operation of an aircraft for flying while drunk. As reported by WVEC, police recorded a BAC of .116 ...

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How not to make news

Law enforcement officers might dream of headlines about catching public enemies and saving citizens from harm. Unfortunately, those are not the headlines coming out out about Pittsylvania County Sheriff’s Deputy Ronald Anderson. His latest appearance in the news columns concerns ...

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J&DR judge from Wytheville charged with DUI

Wythe County Juvenile & Domestic Relations Judge Michael K. Blankenship was charged with drunken driving on Saturday, reports the Roanoke Times. Blankenship was stopped in Smyth County after police were told to be on the lookout for a Subaru driving ...

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A Scarlet, or Yellow, Letter for drunken drivers?

A new specialized license plate could be coming soon to Virginia. Its focus group? Drunken drivers. A newly proposed law would order Virginia drivers with three or more DUI convictions to sport bright yellow license plates with red characters – ...

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Ex-Mary Wash president guilty of DUI

Former University of Mary Washington President William J. Frawley was in court yesterday on the first of two drunken-driving hearings he will have this week. The Richmond Times-Dispatch reports that in Fredericksburg general district court, he entered an Alford plea, ...

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‘Civil remedial fees’ take effect July 1

In an ongoing, never-ending effort to figure out how to generate money for transportation, the 2007 General Assembly came up with at least a partial source for funds: bad drivers. In House Bill 3202, the transportation funding bill, the Assembly ...

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