DUI Lawyer Blog Archives for April, 2012

Redskin’s Safety, Brandon Meriweather Faces DUI Charge

April 30, 2012

Washington Redskin’s Safety, Brandon Meriweather was arrested late last week and charged with DUI in Arlington County, Virginia. He refused a breathalyzer test at the scene and subsequently failed a sobriety test. The 28 year-old Meriweather was pulled over around 3AM on Thursday April 26th. The arresting officer said that he could smell alcohol on… Read More »

Harsh Buzz: Teens Reportedly Drinking Hand Sanitizer for Illicit High

April 25, 2012

Six California teens have shown up in emergency rooms over the last few months suffering from alcohol poising that health officials attribute to an unusual source: hand sanitizer. Whatever their faults, these kids must be ace chemistry students because, according to the L.A. Times, some of the teens used salt to separate the alcohol from… Read More »

Virginia Woman Faces 2 Manslaughter Counts in Connection With DUI Crash

April 23, 2012

28 year old Amy Phillips was involved in an accident Saturday morning in Lynchburg, Virginia that took the live of two men, John Hawkins and Gary Moore. Phillips was driving in her Ford Explorer when she collided with the two men a little after two in the morning on April 21st. Both men were pronounced… Read More »

Virginia Man Indicted in DUI-Related Deaths of Lynchburg Siblings

April 23, 2012

Caleb Evans was indicted this week in relation to the July 2011 deaths of Tara and Tearle Davis, siblings from Lynchburg, Virginia (ages 23 and 21, respectively). On July 3, 2011, Evans was driving on U.S. highway 460 in Prince Edward County ,Virginia – going the wrong way with his headlights off. He collided head-on with… Read More »

19-Year Old Virginia Woman Whose Car Crashed Into a Culpeper Home is Charged With DUI

April 23, 2012

It was no doubt an astonishing scene back in February when emergency crews arrived at Northridge Apartments and found a Ford Focus lodged in the exterior wall of one of the low slung buildings at the retirement community.  The vehicle, driven by 19-year old Kendra Miller, was practically parked in the living room. Police speculate… Read More »

Terrible… Montgomery County Maryland Police Officer Commits Suicide After Being Pulled Over for DUI

April 17, 2012

Jed Bylsma, a Montgomery County police officer since February 2003, apparently committed suicide after being pulled over in Queen Anne for speeding and suspicion of DUI. Byslma was pulled over on Route 50 and identified himself to the Maryland State Trooper as an off duty Montgomery County police officer. In the course of the traffic… Read More »

“Keys in the Ignition” Enough for a DUI Arrest – So Says the Virginia Supreme Court

April 16, 2012

In an unprecedented ruling, the Virginia Supreme Court has found that simply sitting behind the wheel of a car with the keys in the ignition while intoxicated is enough to be found guilty of drunk driving. The case in question started out in mundane fashion. In September 2009 Alexandria police picked up Jean Paul Enriquez… Read More »

Henrico County, Virginia Teacher Arrested for DUI

April 16, 2012

  Spring Break got a little out of hand for Hermitage High School English teacher, Michael McCormack who was arrested and charged with driving under the influence. Here’s hoping that he’s able to put this incident behind him quickly. If you have found yourself in similar circumstances, give us a call for a free consultation… Read More »

Virginia Minister Hospitalized After Crash into Krispy Kreme Picked Up Again for DUI

April 10, 2012

Jay Bertrand had a bad morning that found him in the hospital and his SUV smushed into the front of a Richmond, Virginia Krispy Kreme donut shot. Family members told the media that a seizure resulting from a bad back led to the wreck. That didn’t stop him from picking up a reckless driving charge… Read More »

Young Women Growing as a Proportion of Fatal DUI Crashes

April 9, 2012

Between 1996 and 2007 the once-sizeable gender gap between fatal DUI crashes has closed, according to a recent study. Conventional wisdom said that young men drink more and are thus involved in more fatal crashes involving alcohol. As of 2007, at a given blood alcohol level the gender differential for fatal crashes had equalized. A… Read More »

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