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Crime panel endorses legislative proposals

(AP) The Virginia State Crime Commission endorsed legislation Dec. 5 to increase penalties for illegal cigarette trafficking and for texting while driving. The panel also backed proposals to toughen the state’s police officer decertification law and allow the collection of ...

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DWI Prosecution Barred After Reckless Conviction (access required)

A defendant’s general district court conviction of reckless driving bars his felony prosecution for DWI, fourth offense, arising from the same single-car accident, and the Court of Appeals reverses defendant’s conviction on a conditional guilty plea. The circuit court denied ...

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Aircraft speed enforcement grounded by high cost

Despite those interstate signs warning “Speed limit enforced by aircraft,” Virginia’s airborne traffic cops have been parked at the hangar for more than a year, according to figures from the State Police. The aircraft enforcement program that launched with much ...

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