A 30-year-old motorist who lacked a Virginia driver's license is facing up to 20 years in prison when he is sentenced in October on drunk driving and other charges. He pleaded guilty to charges arising out of an April accident that cause the death of a 61-year-old female newspaper vendor. The accident happened as the defendant was driving the wrong way in South Hill, Virginia on U.S. 58, according to prosecutors. Police said his blood-alcohol level was 0.19, over twice legal limit.
A 65-year-old male motorist was recently arrested for alleged drunk driving in Paijnter, Virginia. Police claimed he smashed his 1986 Ford pickup truck into a utility pole after veering off the road. He was also charged with driving with a revoked license. He had previously served a prison sentence on charges arising out of an earlier DUI accident in which a Virginia state trooper and his son were killed.
A male Virginia motorist was recently sentenced to a total of four years in prison after he was convicted of drunk driving and other charges arising out of an accident earlier this year in which his car smashed head-on into a party bus. The sentence included a year for intoxicated driving, four years for reckless endangerment, and a 30-day sentence for driving while having a revoked license. The sentences will run concurrently, resulting in a maximum term of four years of incarceration.
A judge in Bedford, Virginia, imposed a 1-year jail sentence on theft and vandalism charges. Thetheft-related charges grew out of an incident last December in which the defendant, allegedly acting together with two other men, took a Christmas nativity scene from the Shiloh United Methodist Church in Forest, Virginia. Prosecutors claimed the property was worth approximately $2,000, and that the men subsequently destroyed it.