DUI Lawyer Blog Archives for February, 2012

Springfield Man Charged with DUI, Felony Manslaughter

February 23, 2012

23-year-old Varinder Chahal ran a red light just after midnight on the morning of Wednesday February 21st in downtown Richmond, Virginia. In doing so his Mazda 6 collided with a Toyota Yaris carrying two Virginia Commonwealth University students. The driver of the Yaris was hospitalized with non-life threatening injuries. The passenger, 19-year-old Carolina Perez of Virginia Beach… Read More »

9 Year Old Montana Girl Turns Mother in For Drunk Driving

February 14, 2012

A distraught young girl walked into a convenience store in Great Falls, Montana and told the cashier that her mother, Chari Littledog was extremely drunk and had been driving around town with her in the passenger seat. The the girl described her mother colliding with another vehicle in downtown Great Falls. Fearing for her own… Read More »

Bill Requiring Ignition Interlock for First Time DUI Moves Through Virginia General Assembly

February 13, 2012

A bill sponsored by Del. Salvatore R. Iaquinto (R-Virginia Beach) that would require everyone convicted of a DUI to have a breath test machine installed in their vehicle has overwhelmingly passed the Virginia House of Delegates. A Senate version of the bill sponsored by A. Donald McEachin (D-Richmond) has had a rougher time of it, but did pass… Read More »

Speed Traps in Fairfax County

February 10, 2012

According to the National Motorists Association, there are speed traps all over the United States. We have compiled a list of some speed traps in Fairfax County. Along the Dulles Toll Road, you can find many county and airport police officers. They tend to hide behind the jersey barriers along the access highway and at… Read More »

Both Drivers in Fatal Maryland Crash Had Alcohol in Their Systems

February 8, 2012

The audio from the 911 call is chilling. A concerned driver, John Bell, phone police to report a driver headed the wrong way down Interstate 97 in Maryland. The driver of the car was 19-year-old Brittany Ann Walker. Walker and two friends, Breanna Franco and Zachary Rose, both 18 collided with another vehicle driven by… Read More »

Carlos A. Martinelly-Montano Sentenced on 2010 DUI Incident that Killed Local Nun

February 8, 2012

On August 1, 2010 Carlos Martinelly Montano was in Bristow, Virginia intoxicated behind the wheel of his car (for the third time) and driving on a suspended license when he hit a vehicle caring a group of nuns traveling from Richmond to a Prince William County convent. Sister Denise Mosier was killed in the accident and sisters… Read More »

Denver Bronco, Knowshon Moreno Hit With DUI Charge, His Licence Plate Reads “SAUCED”

February 7, 2012

While he may not have gotten a lot of attention from the Denver Broncos this season, Knowshon Moreno is getting more attention than he bargained for just as the NFL season comes to an end. Moreno was pulled over on February 1st doing 70 miles per hour in a construction zone. He was given a breath… Read More »

Zamboni Driver Arrested for DUI, Mid-Rink?

February 6, 2012

And I am not making this up.  Roll tape: Here’s the best quote I’ve read on the incident, via the Minneapolis Star Tribune: People have been arrested in Minnesota for driving under the influence on everything from a souped-up motorized recliner to a farm tractor. State law says a DWI can result from driving any… Read More »

Obscure Colorado Law Gets State Legislator Off the Hook for DUI

February 6, 2012

It is good to be the one that makes the laws, I’ll give you that much. Stopped by police, Colorado State Representative Laura Bradford failed a field sobriety test and admitted to officers she had been drinking. Yet thanks to a law providing immunity to legislators who are in transit between legislative events Bradford caught a cab… Read More »

Former Home Improvement Star Nabbed for DUI and Drug Possession

February 2, 2012

Taran Noah Smith, who rose to fame by portraying the youngest son of Tim Allen’s character on the 1990s sitcom smash, Home Improvement, was stopped by Los Angeles police after parking his car in front of a fire hydrant. The officers reported that Smiths car smelled strongly of marijuana and that they believed him to be… Read More »

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