A woman from Culpeper who was charged with a DUI in a car accident case in which she collided with a school bus has now been found guilty of her charge and accordingly convicted for the same, as reported by fredericksburg.com. DUI lawyers in Manassas, VA have paid close attention to this case and there is none better in this domain than The Wilson Law Firm who prove everyday they are the cake and the icing on the cake as well in this part of the nation.
The auto accident occurred back in February when the woman rear ended the school bus while driving under the influence of prescription drugs. The bus was transporting 17 students of Culpeper County Public School at the time of the collision.
The suspect is 44 year old Michele Elizabeth Frye who goes by the name of Clark since her marriage. The judge who oversaw the case and passed the verdict was Judge Dale Durrer.
Clark was convicted after nearly two days of testimony and has even been issued her sentence. She has been sentenced to 120 days in jail and a $500 fine, which is typical in such cases according to leading DUI lawyer in Manassas, VA. It is better just not to do drugs in the first place!
Suspect had eight different drugs in her system
In order to avoid doing prison time, Clark must complete two years of unsupervised probation and will also have to attend the Virginia Alcohol Safety Action Program. As part of her sentence, her driver’s license has also been placed under suspension for a period of one year.
However, she does have the option of applying explicitly for a restricted license by the virtue of which she will only be allowed to drive back and forth from work to her residence. Additionally, she is going to have to complete as many 30 hours of community service and will also have to pay for and mandatorily have an ignition interlock device installed on her car, which is one of the common penalties point out Virginia DUI attorneys.
The auto accident site has been described in the police report as Rixeyville Road (Route 229), 1 mile north of Route 729 which is known as Eggbornsville Road. Toxicology reports confirmed that Clark’s blood at the time of the car accident had eight different prescription drugs, including hydrocodone, diazepam, and nordiazepam, to name a few. How much do all these drugs cost?
Why do people think all those drugs are going to help?
An expert toxicologist from the Virginia Department of Forensic Science in Manassas, Dr. Kevin Schneider testified that some drugs cause issues to the body and mind when they are mixed according to dailyprogress.com. Imagine several types of drugs being stacked on top of each other. That is not something you want to do to your system, certainly not when you are driving.
Clark did make a statement during trial in which she apologized for the crash, but maintained that she was not impaired. She said that she had not taken the drugs on the day of the car accident, and that these drugs can stay in your system for nearly five to seven days. Her DUI lawyer argued that the drugs were taken as medication under a doctor’s prescription and that they would not be here if she had struck a mail post instead of a school bus.
They would not be there if she never took the drugs in the first place right?
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