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What you need to know if you have an IID installed

Here in Virginia, if a person is convicted of a first-time DUI, they’re required to have an ignition interlock device (IID) installed in their vehicle(s) to have restricted driving privileges. Even if the court doesn’t mandate it in a particular case, the Virginia...

Caught a cold? Don’t end up with a DUI

When you’re not feeling well, it’s normal to use cough medicine or other kinds of cold medicines to resolve your symptoms. You might still need to go to work or be forced to drive to pick your children up from school, so you have to feel well enough to do so....

Could a spiked drink put you over the legal limit?

One reason that people sometimes give for driving under the influence is that they didn't know they were drinking alcohol. They claim that someone must have spiked their drink and they involuntarily became intoxicated. They never meant to break the law. The common...

What are the flaws in roadside sobriety testing?

You’re pulled over late at night, and the officer is clearly suspicious you’ve been drinking. You’re asked to participate in one or two “simple” roadside sobriety tests to prove that you’re not driving while impaired.  If you’re like most drivers, you’re eager to...

Don’t succumb to adult peer pressure about alcohol

People tend to imagine kids and teenagers when they hear the words “peer pressure.” Being egged on by others to do something you aren’t inclined to doesn’t only happen to young people. It affects adults, too -- especially in regard to drinking. Friends may needle you...

How will a Virginia DUI affect your car insurance?

The cost to insure your vehicle is one of the biggest expenses of car ownership. You will probably pay around $100 a month for just basic coverage required by state law. If you have additional coverage or fall in certain high-risk demographics, you pay even more....

Doctor shopping in Virginia: What to know

You’re in pain, so seeking some kind of relief is understandable – but you’re encountering trouble finding anything that works. Worse, it’s even harder to find a doctor who is willing to give you actual pain medication, especially at the doses you need. The last...

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