Stiffer Penalties For Drunk Drivers In Virginia

by | October 7th, 2013

October 7, 2013

The Norfolk Car Accident Lawyers with Lowell “The Hammer” Stanley explain that while many drivers are aware of the risks posed by driving under the influence of alcohol, there are some motorists who do not learn the lesson even after being caught. Data from the non-profit organization, Mothers Against Drunk Driving (MADD), shows an estimated 30 percent of motorists arrested for drunk driving are previous offenders. These numbers have led to stiffer penalties for violators of the law.

One such case was recently brought to court in Attleboro, Virginia, after a man was found to be under the influence at a local pizza shop. According to an article from The Sun Chronicle, employees at Domino’s Pizza at County Square called police regarding an intoxicated man at the business. Officers arrived and placed the man under arrest. It was later discovered it was the man’s fourth arrest for driving drunk.

While prosecutors asked during arraignment that the man be held in jail, the judge ordered instead that he be released on $1,000 bond and be placed under house arrest with an alcohol monitoring device. This will prevent the man from drinking or driving until the case is settled.

The law firm’s team of Norfolk Personal Injury Lawyers is aware of how dangerous the behavior of drinking and driving can be. That is why the firm applauds the efforts being made to crack down on the behavior and asks that motorists refrain from getting behind the wheel after consuming any amount of alcohol.