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Va. Cir.: DWI doesn’t require starting car engine (access required)

A defendant who sat in the driver's seat of her vehicle and rotated the key in the ignition to roll up the windows was "operating" the vehicle while intoxicated, even though she never started the car's engine or intended to drive. Background At approximately 4 a.m., a Norfolk police officer observed Defendant Sheena Reid stagger to her ...