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Drunk Driving (DUI) Archives

Former football player enters guilty plea in DUI case

Virginia pro football fans likely remember Lawrence Taylor. In 2016, the former New York Giant linebacker was charged with DUI after hitting a motor home and sideswiping a police car near Palm Beach Gardens, Florida. Taylor admitted to authorities that he had probably had too much to drink before getting into his vehicle. Taylor entered a guilty plea in the case, and he will not have to serve jail time as part of his sentence.

Woman gets more than 30 years for fatal drunk driving crash

On June 9, it was reported that a Virginia woman who was convicted of causing a fatal car accident while drunk behind the wheel was sentenced to 73 years in prison. However, 40 of those years were suspended, meaning she will ultimately spend more than 30 years behind bars.

Tiger taken into custody for DUI

Virginia residents may have heard that golfer Tiger Woods had been taken into custody for impaired driving on May 29. He was arrested at about 3 a.m. before being taken to Palm Beach County Jail. He was released on his own recognizance at about 10:50 a.m. that morning. Woods claimed that the DUI was caused by a unexpected reaction to medication he was taking after a recent back surgery.

Actor's daughter faces DUI charge

Virginia residents may have heard that the daughter of actor David Hasselhoff was taken into custody for drunk driving on May 13. According to authorities, she was driving on Highway 101 when her car came to a full stop at the Fallbrook off-ramp at about 4 a.m. When police arrived at the scene, she was passed out behind the wheel with her foot on the brake.

Virginia elementary school teacher charged with DUI

A 55-year-old Virginia elementary school teacher has been placed on administrative leave and faces a raft of charges including drunk driving, resisting arrest and four counts of assault due to an incident in Kingsport on the afternoon of April 28. Reports indicate that the woman turned herself in after being released from a local hospital. Police say that she was sedated and hospitalized after being taken into custody.

Preventing fatalities with ignition interlock devices

Virginia drivers who are convicted of driving under the influence of alcohol are required to place an ignition interlock device on their vehicles. However, this is not the case in every state. In some states, the device is only mandatory if a person's blood alcohol is above a certain level, if there is a second offense or at the judge's discretion. In the first study to look at all 50 states and the effect of ignition interlock devices on alcohol-related motor vehicle fatalities, researchers reported a 7 percent decrease in crashes and estimate around 1,250 lives have been saved since the first mandatory laws were passed in 1993.

Driving under the influence of drugs a growing problem

Virginia residents might be at a greater risk of being involved in an accident with a driver who is under the influence of drugs than in the past. According to some reports from law enforcement and safety organizations, drugged driving is a growing threat. In 2011, a study found that college students were roughly equally likely to drive while under the influence of drugs as alcohol.

St. Patrick's Day expected to kick off a weekend of DUIs

Virginians should be especially careful over St. Patrick's Day weekend this year. Since St. Patrick's Day falls on a Friday, experts expect there to be a surge in drunk driving cases as people head out to celebrate the holiday after work.

NFL star facing assault and DUI charges

Football fans in Virginia and around the country might be familiar with Indianapolis Colts player David Parry. The nose tackle has become a consistent starter for the Colts after being selected by the team in the fifth round of the 2015 NFL Draft. However, the 24-year-old athlete is now facing charges of assault and driving under the influence in Arizona after a night out with friends allegedly ended on a violent note.

NFL player faces lengthy suspension after DUI guilty plea

Football fans in Virginia and around the country may be familiar with the former Arizona Cardinal wide receiver Michael Floyd. The 27-year-old first-round draft pick caught only 37 passes during a disappointing 2016 campaign, and he faces an uncertain future after pleading guilty to a charge of extreme DUI on Feb. 16. Floyd will spend 96 days confined to his home after completing a 24 day jail sentence, and he also faces a league suspension that could dash his hopes of playing in 2017.

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