Country music fans in Virginia might soon have access to the drunk driving traffic stop video of Randy Travis. The legal efforts of the Grammy Award-winning singer to prevent the public release of video of his arrest in 2012 appear to be failing. The supreme court in the state where the traffic stop occurred denied the family's petition, and a federal judge has turned away a preliminary injunction request. The attorney for the Country Music Hall of Fame artist plans to appeal the case before the U.S. Court of Appeals for the 5th Circuit.
The attorney representing Rose McGowan in a widely publicized, felony drug possession case entered a not guilty plea on the "Charmed" star's behalf in a Virginia courtroom on Nov. 16. The plea came two days after the 44-year-old actress surrendered herself to authorities in response to an arrest warrant obtained on Feb. 1 by the Metropolitan Washington Airports Authority. Airline staff contacted police in January when two packages of white powder were found in a wallet that had been left on a plane. Police say that subsequent toxicology tests established that the substance was cocaine.
Virginia fans of the television show "Shameless" may be interested in learning that Ethan Cutkosky was taken into custody on Nov. 2 for driving under the influence. The 18-year-old was stopped in Burbank, California, after he was seen straddling the lane and driving unsafely at about 10:30 p.m.
On Nov. 15, a Virginia man who was on the Henrico County School Board was convicted on drunk driving charges. The man was originally stopped around 1 a.m. on Aug. 5 after a state trooper saw him driving in two lanes.
Virginia drivers may be interested to learn that, on Nov. 3, Fetty Wap was taken into custody in New York after he was accused of drag-racing and drunk driving. The rapper was allegedly spotted cruising at speeds of over 100 miles per hour by authorities.
Virginia golf fans likely heard about Tiger Woods' DUI charge in May. Though Woods apparently had not been drinking and driving, toxicology reports and his own statements indicate that he was under the influence of a combination of medications when police found him asleep at the wheel of his car. Now Woods is set to enter a DUI diversion program, which could result in his conviction being expunged.
A Virginia teenager who pleaded guilty to charges stemming from a deadly DUI crash was sentenced to prison for 20 years. However, 14 of those years have been suspended, meaning he will only serve six years in prison.
A toxicology report has revealed that famous golfer Tiger Woods had several drugs in his system when he was taken into custody on suspicion of DUI in late May. The drugs included THC, Vicodin, Xanax, Ambien and Dilaudid.
A Virginia judge sent two men to prison on Aug. 8 in connection with an April 2015 drunk driving crash that claimed the life of a 33-year-old woman. A 34-year-old Chesapeake man will spend five years in prison and pay a $500 fine, and a 35-year-old Norfolk man was sentenced to a prison term of seven years and ordered to pay a $700 fine. The two men were convicted on charges of DUI, DUI maiming and DUI manslaughter. The accident took place at the intersection of Greenwich Road and Newtown Road in Virginia Beach on April 12, 2015, at approximately 2:30 a.m.
Music fans in Virginia and across the country who have been following former teen idol Aaron Carter's career may be interested in a case that is unfolding in the south. According to news sources, the 29-year-old celebrity is facing a number of drug-related charges following an incident in Habersham County on July 15.