There is likely not a single driver in Virginia or across the country who has not at some point driven faster than the posted speed limit. Unfortunately, getting a ticket for such an action can ultimately have serious professional and financial consequences. While some people may believe that they have no choice but to pay fines associated with allegations of several different traffic violations, there are other options available to them.
Most drivers in Virginia are safe and committed to following laws; however, even safe drivers can sometimes be accused of driving too fast, for example. Unfortunately, an unexpected confrontation with law enforcement officers can be overwhelming, and the potential for one could cause some drivers to panic. In fact, police have accused a driver of DUI after they say he refused to stop for a police officer.
The vast majority of drivers in Virginia are committed to safety. Unfortunately, even relatively minor miscalculations can have severe consequences. In fact, a woman is now charged with reckless driving following a recent crash that resulted in the death of a teenager.
Breathalyzer tests are one of the main ways that officers determine if people are over the legal alcohol limit. These breath tests are normally pretty accurate, but there are issues that could make them inaccurate and lead to false positives.
Police officers likely encounter incidents, such as car accidents, that have multiple similarities to one another. For example, they may see a number of car accidents that happen during the evening hours that are connected with drunk driving. Because of this, it may be easy to make assumptions about the cause of an accident that happens at a certain time. It is unclear what led police to believe that a Virginia man was under the influence of alcohol when a fatal accident happened.