Does Virginia need tougher penalties for injuries caused by drunk drivers? Two of our delegates think so. They have introduced legislation before the House Courts Committee to initiate the process of making penalties tougher for those who cause serious injuries when driving under the influence.
Drunk drivers on Virginia highways cause injury and death every year. The chart below shows the number of crashes, injuries, and fatalities caused by drunk drivers in the Commonwealth. Clearly the number of crashes has declined, but the number of these crashes remains far too high. [Read more…]