Criminal Defense Blog Archives for December, 2011

Wrestler Blames Texting For Reckless Driving, Dodges Virginia DUI Charge

December 16, 2011

One time Olympic gold medalist and current professional wrestler, Kurt Angle ran afoul of Virginia authorities recently, ultimately leading to DUI arrest that was reduced to a reckless driving charge. Angle, in the area for a September 2011 a wrestling event at the Shenandoah County Fair, was observed driving late at night swerving across lanes on I-66…. Read More »

“OMG” Campaign Aims To Reduce Distracted Driving Among Teens

December 16, 2011

The U.S. Department of Transportation recently launched a new campaign aiming to remind teams to keep their yes and attention on the road.  A component of the recently re-launched Distraction.gov initiative, the “OMG” video public service announcements are designed to appeal to younger drivers. One version of the PSA will run exclusively at Regal Cinemas, while… Read More »

Burke Man Faces Reckless Driving Charges After I-95 Accident Involving Two Police Cruisers

December 7, 2011

“A 70-year-old Burke man faces reckless driving charges after smashing his car into two Virginia State Police cruisers Saturday afternoon along Interstate 95 near Dale City.” State Trooper, B.J. Norris had stopped along Interstate 95 near Dale City, Virginia in Prince William County to assist a family that had been in an accident, when he… Read More »

Supercar Pile-up – Multi-Million Dollar Freeway Crash in Japan Takes Out Eight Ferraris in Seconds

December 7, 2011

Via the New York Daily News: “An outing of luxury sportscar enthusiasts in Japan ended in an expensive freeway pileup — smashing a stunning eight Ferraris, a Lamborghini and two Mercedes likely worth more than $1 million together.” The accident was reportedly kicked off when the driver of a Ferrari attempted to change lanes and… Read More »

Fairfax Robbery, Carjacking Suspect Stephanie Schwab Has Ties to MS-13 Murder Trial

December 2, 2011

26-year-old Stephanie Schwab led area authorities on a high speed chase yesterday, prior to her arrest. The arrest ended a two-week crime spree that police have attributed to Schwab. Fleeing from police after an alleged bank robbery attempt in McLean, Virginia, Schwab was pursued by police on the DC beltway before crashing into another car… Read More »