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DUI Lawyer Blog Archives for December, 2012

Avoid DUI in Fairfax County, Call Sober Ride

December 31, 2012

If you’re planning on leaving the house to partake in New Year’s celebrations, make sure you have a sober ride. The Washington Regional Alcohol Program is once again offering cab rides home. The passenger is responsible for any difference over $30 in fare and must be 21 years of age. Since the program was first… Read More »

Idaho Senator Mike Crapo arrested for DUI in Virginia

December 24, 2012

Mike Crapo, the Idaho senator, was arrested for DUI early Sunday morning in the City of Alexandia, Virginia.  Police said the senator’s blood-alcohol level was .110. In Virginia, drivers at a blood-alcohol level.08 or higher are considered intoxicated.  There is no difference in punishment between DUI and DWI in Virginia, which is Virginia Code Section… Read More »

NTSB Recommends All States Require Ignition Interlock for DUI Offenders

December 19, 2012

Recently, in July 2012, the Commonwealth of Virginia made it mandatory that all those convicted of a DUI, even first time offenders, have an ignition interlock installed in their cars. An ignition interlock device has to be blown into before the car ignition will switch on. If the driver’s blood alcohol concentration is more than… Read More »