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Drunk Driving (DUI/DWI) Archives

Back-to-school parties may lead to drunk driving arrests

It is that time of year again when the campuses of Virginia's fine colleges and universities begin to awake with new life. Students are beginning to arrive at their institutions of higher learning, professors are finalizing their class syllabi and retailers are stocking up on college gear for the upcoming terms. August and September can be some exciting months in the lives of young people arriving back at their schools after summers away. They can also times when young adults celebrate with those they have not seen since the prior academic year.

Police plan DUI checkpoint in Fairfax County

Many suspected DUI and DWI stops are performed when Virginia law enforcement officials believe that drivers are operating their motor vehicles while under the influence of alcohol. When they encounter suspected drunk drivers police officers may pursue them, stop them, and subject them to sobriety tests that challenge their balance and coordination or that provide data on their levels of intoxication through the collection of breath, blood, and urine samples.

Virginia’s DUI implied consent law, related laws have changed

Hundreds of new laws took effect on July 1 in Virginia, including a few relating to drunk driving. You may have heard that beer delivery is now legal, as are some higher-proof alcoholic beverages. It’s also newly legal to carry open containers of alcohol in “commercial lifestyle centers,” which are large, pedestrian friendly retail areas in physically integrated outdoor settings. In other words, you may be able to carry a margarita and shop at Stony Point Fashion Park in the near future.

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