Commuters Text More Than Teens

By | 2013-03-28T17:41:00+00:00 March 28th, 2013|Reckless Driving|

A new study shows that adult commuters text and email more than teenagers do when behind the wheel of a car. 1,200 teenagers were polled by AT&t on their texting habits and 43% admitted to texting behind the wheel. An unspecified number of adults were polled and 49% of them, all commuters, admitted to texting. [...]

Cowboys Josh Brent Driving No Less Than 110mph Night of Fatal Crash; Pistorius Released on Bond

By | 2013-02-22T17:40:10+00:00 February 22nd, 2013|Criminal Defense, DUI Lawyer, Reckless Driving|

Josh Brent May Have Driven as Fast as 134MPH After a night of drinking in December 2012, Dallas Cowboys nose tackle Josh Brent was careening down the highway in his 2007 Mercedes s60 when hit a curb, lost control of the car and flipped. This ultimately killed his passenger, teammate Jerry Brown.  New evidence shows that Brent was driving at [...]

Drunk Driving in Ireland?! Smoking in Your Own Car, Illegal?! Plus More!

By | 2013-02-13T17:08:09+00:00 February 13th, 2013|Criminal Defense, DUI Lawyer, Reckless Driving|

Rural County in Ireland Pushes to Allow Drunk Driving Councillor Danny Healy-Rae brought forth a motion in January 2013 to allow citizens of Kerry County to drive home after consumption of a couple or a few alcoholic beverages. He argues that the roads in this very rural area of Ireland cannot be taken more than [...]

Idaho Senator Mike Crapo arrested for DUI in Virginia

By | 2012-12-24T09:56:51+00:00 December 24th, 2012|DUI Lawyer, Reckless Driving, Uncategorized|

Mike Crapo, the Idaho senator, was arrested for DUI early Sunday morning in the City of Alexandia, Virginia.  Police said the senator’s blood-alcohol level was .110. In Virginia, drivers at a blood-alcohol level.08 or higher are considered intoxicated.  There is no difference in punishment between DUI and DWI in Virginia, which is Virginia [...]

Fairfax Democrat Aims to Make Texting While Driving a Class 1 Misdemeanor

By | 2012-12-24T08:29:49+00:00 December 24th, 2012|Reckless Driving|

A young man ran out of gas one night at the Fairfax Co./Loudoun Co. border.  He put his caution lights on and started to roll his car out of the roadway.  Unfortunately, another driver, who had allegedly been using his phone to text while driving, hit the stranded driver and fatally injured him. The texting driver was charged with [...]

NTSB Recommends All States Require Ignition Interlock for DUI Offenders

By | 2012-12-19T06:44:01+00:00 December 19th, 2012|Criminal Defense, DUI Lawyer, Reckless Driving|

Recently, in July 2012, the Commonwealth of Virginia made it mandatory that all those convicted of a DUI, even first time offenders, have an ignition interlock installed in their cars. An ignition interlock device has to be blown into before the car ignition will switch on. If the driver’s blood alcohol concentration is more than [...]

VA Crime Commission Will Consider Endorsement of Tougher Penalties for Texting While Driving

By | 2012-12-24T08:20:18+00:00 November 30th, 2012|Criminal Defense, Reckless Driving|

On December 5th, 2012, the Virginia State Commission on Crime will hear arguments and review facts to decide whether or not give it's endorsement to a proposal to make texting while driving a part of Reckless Driving §46.2-852. States surrounding Virginia have already taken measures to make texting while driving a primary offense, that can [...]