A pivotal member of the George Mason University's basketball team has been arrested and charged with credit card larceny and fraud. The criminal charges against the Patriots' senior guard forced his suspension from the school's team less than a month before regular team practice sessions are set to begin.
A trial date has been set in Frederick County General District Court for mid-October for a Stephens City man charged with a repeat drunk driving offense. Police reported the 29-year-old man's alcohol breath test registered 0.30, more than three times the legal 0.08 limit for Virginia adult drivers.
Police in Southwest Virginia arrested two men on drug-related offenses during a regular traffic patrol. One man faces felony drug charges for allegedly manufacturing methamphetamine. A second man was booked for narcotics possession and released.
Being arrested for and charged with drunk driving can be an overwhelming experience, and police are rarely sympathetic. Not only could a person be facing expensive fines and potentially jail time, a DUI charge could also seriously affect a person's livelihood, including his or her job. A Virginia college football coach recently experienced these unfortunate effects of a drunk driving charge when he was arrested for the offense just before the team's season opener.
A U.S. District Court judge accepted the guilty plea of a Broad Run, Virginia, man for a felony drug charge. The 29-year-old is accused of conspiracy for the distribution of controlled substances in several Northern Virginia counties.