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Why do I have to pay Virginia a “License Reinstatement Fee”?

Why do I have to pay a !@#$%^&* Virginia “License Reinstatement Fee” when I don’t even have a Virginia License? We’ve had a ton of these questions lately. Usually at least a couple of the caller’s favorite expletives are inserted as they rehearse all the costs they have already paid for a Virginia DWI: court fines & fees, ASAP & treatment fees, FR-44 insurance fees, and possibly even reimbursement of arrest costs to the city or county that arrested them ... Read More »

‘Walking Dead’ star Seth Gilliam charged with DUI, pot possession, reckless driving

Seth Gilliam, priest from “The Walking Dead,” will need to make some confessions of his own. The actor, 46, was arrested in Peachtree City, Ga. and charged with DUI, pot possession, and reckless driving, according to a report from TMZ. The cop, who clocked Gilliam speeding at 107 mph, said he smelled alcohol on his breath and discovered a joint hidden in his arm rest. Gilliam admitted he had three beers and a shot that night. Read More »

Car crashes through Durham home, driver charged with DWI

Durham, N.C. – Before a 2012 Toyota Camry was an uninvited guest inside an Amber Stone Way home, it first introduced itself to Courtney Hill’s vehicle. “My parents came downstairs and said ‘Courtney, someone just hit your car,'” she said. “And I’m thinking ‘no way.'” When Hill stepped outside at about 1:30 a.m. Sunday, she noticed damage to the front driver’s side of her Nissan Murano. “Before we can think, the car immediately…you hear the gas and they reversed very ... Read More »

Third and Subsequent Offenders May Still Buy Alcohol

UPDATE: 2015 Tennessee DUI Legislation News As previously reported in this DUI news blog, Tennessee Senate Bill 0699 and House Bill 0744 proposed legislation that would have prohibited an individual convicted of 3 or more Driving Under the Influence (DUI) charges to purchase alcoholic beverages, including intoxicating liquors, wine and beer. According to the Tennessee General Assembly Website, on April 21st, 2015 the Senate Finance, Ways, & Means Committee recommended Senate Bill 0699 for passage. On the same day, however, ... Read More »

Greig woman sent to jail on felony drunken-driving charge

LOWVILLE — A Greig woman was sentenced Friday in Lewis County Court to jail time on a drunken-driving charge. Jody L. Houghton, 49, of 7224 Sweeney Road, was sentenced to one year in county jail, a three-year conditional discharge, a $1,000 fine, $570 in court fees, an 18-month driver’s license revocation and mandatory participation in victim impact panel and ignition interlock programs on a charge of felony aggravated driving while intoxicated, to which she pleaded guilty Feb. 27. She was ... Read More »