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Bond for DWI suspect was unconstitutional (access required)

The general district court’s imposition of a $2,500 cash or surety bond as a condition of defendant’s release after being arrested for driving while intoxicated was an unconstitutional application of Virginia’s statutory bail bond scheme. As a matter of discretion, the court releases defendant under a supervised release and a personal recognizance bond. Prior proceedings Defendant Hunter was ...