Sunday, May 19, 2013
The National Transportation Safety Board has recommended lowering the legal blood alcohol content limit to 0.05 from 0.08. Tell us: Would you support a lower BAC? Do you think it would curb drunk driving?
Having a few drinks at that summer barbecue? You may soon have to be even more careful before getting behind the wheel. This week, the National Transportation Safety Board voted on a recommendation that would lower the legal limit for drivers' blood alcohol level to 0.05, arguing it would significantly reduce the drunk driving-related deaths reported each year. In Virginia and DC, along with all other states, the legal limit is now 0.08 — the equivalent, for a 180 pound man, of around four 12 oz beers in an hour, according to this blood alcohol content (BAC) calculator. A limit of 0.05 would hold a 180 pound man to fewer than three beers an hour before he gets behind the wheel; a 140 pound woman would be just over the limit after consuming…
Friday, March 8, 2013
A Woodbridge man was charged with grand larceny, assault and battery and destruction of property, Prince William County Police said.
A Woodbridge man was arrested after a vehicle was reportedly stolen and wrecked on March 6, Prince William County Police spokesperson Jonathan Perok said. James Alexander Cetto, 21, was charged with hit and run, grand larceny of a vehicle, domestic assault and battery, destruction of property, driving under the influence of alcohol, driving on a suspended license, and unreasonable refusal of a breath test. Police initially responded to Ladue Court in Woodbridge for a domestic fight, Perok said. A 15-year-old Woodbridge male told police that he and Cetto were arguing in an apartment. "The argument escalated into a physical fight which moved into the main lobby of the apartment building causing about $350 in damages," Perok said. "…
Friday, February 3, 2012
Carlos Martinelly Montano was sentenced to 20 years in prison in the case that prompted calls for stricter immigration enforcement.
Carlos Martinelly Montano was sentenced to 20 years in prison Friday for the drunk-driving accident that killed a Prince William County nun and sparked controversy over immigration enforcement. Martinelly was convicted in October of felony murder and faced a sentence of up to 70 years in prison. The judge gave the lower 20-year sentence after acknowledging Martinelly's testimony of finding God in prison, WTOP reports. Martinelly had been arrested twice before for drunk driving and turned over to the Department of Homeland Security for deportation as an illegal immigrant, but DHS released him. Prince William County has sued DHS to make available documents related to Martinelly's release. “It is frustrating that we as a local government must…
Thursday, January 6, 2011
Interior, exterior and landscaping damages equal $25,000 or more.
- THE NEIGHBORHOOD FILES
- Rena Malai
Thursday, January 6, 2011
On Jan. 4, 22-year old Dumfries resident Gregory Bryan Carpenter II smashed his car right into the Sherbrooke Swim and Acquatic clubhouse. Carpenter, a graduate of Hylton High School, ran over 45 feet from the parking lot in the Sherbrooke town home community in Lake Ridge, traveling over several yards of grass and landscaping before the car finally made impact. "I was shocked and in disbelief when I heard," community manager Stacy Panuzio said. "It didn't register at first." According to Panuzio, the damages to the clubhouse estimate to be at least $25,000. The damaged outer area of the clubhouse has been cleanly boarded up while payment for repairs is in the works. "There are four windows that need to be replaced, a supporting wall …