suspend or revoke an operators license to drive.
In the Loudon County case, the Defendant driver denied drinking, but admitted taking Valium. He changed his story later and said he drank two 12-ounce Miller High Life beers. The Defendant had taken his father to the grocery store in Leesburg. But he had taken his beer with him, and was drinking it while waiting ! They then left the store in their Ford Bronco, went barreling down Harpers Ferry Road and struck another vehicle before coming to rest on its roof. The Defendant driver failed three field sobriety tests and was then arrested. The dangerous drunk driver was taken to the Loudoun County Adult Detention Center where he blew a 0.12 on the breathalyzer test. The legal limit in the Commonwealth of Virginia is 0.08 for legal adults. For underage drinkers, any alcohol can lead to an arrest.
If it turns out that this Defendant’s license was suspended or revoked, he could face additional jail time on top of the DUI and the Involuntary Manslaughter charges. Luckily, the people in the car he struck were able to walk away from the scene unhurt. If you or someone you know or care for has been injured as the result of a drunk driver, car crash, intoxicated truck operator or distracted motorist and there are questions about what laws apply, e-mail or call us at ABRAMS LANDAU, Ltd. (703-796-9555) at once.