In July 2012, Virginia started requiring ignition interlock devices to be installed in the cars of all people convicted of drunk driving offenses. The devices require drivers to take a breath alcohol test before they can start their cars.
It's shocking to a community when a person is violently killed. It is perhaps especially shocking to a smaller community like Louisa County. Residents get frightened and angry, and want to see justice done as soon as possible.
Driving under the influence of alcohol is a serious crime with potentially serious consequences. In addition to increasing the risk of an accident, a DUI conviction can lead to penalties such as license suspension, fine, mandatory use of an ignition interlock device and even jail time.