Underage Drinking In Virginia Lawyers Driving Influence

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Kane v. Commonwealth

Facts:

In an underage drinking case in Fairfax, the Circuit Court in Virginia convicted defendant of aggravated involuntary manslaughter, pursuant to Va. Code Ann. § 18.2-36.1(B). Defendant appealed from that conviction.

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Underage Drinking In Virginia Lawyers Driving Influence

Underage Drinking In Virginia Lawyers Driving Influence

Holdings:

The Virginia Court made the following holding:
  • A finding of criminal negligence requires acts of commission or omission of a wanton or willful nature, showing a reckless or indifferent disregard of the rights of others, under circumstances reasonably calculated to produce injury and the offender knows, or is charged with the knowledge of, the probable results of his acts. The mere happening of an accident, coupled with evidence that the offender had been drinking and that the accident was his fault, does not prove criminal negligence as a matter of law. Nevertheless, intoxication is relevant to a determination of the degree of the defendant’s negligence: whether ordinary, gross, or wanton. In this regard, drunken driving tends to make the defendant’s dangerous conduct more dangerous. A sober but reckless driver may rely on his skill and prompt reflexes to extricate himself from any emergency created by his reckless driving. A drunken driver has dulled his perceptions, blunted his skill, and slowed his reflexes in advance. The same reckless driving is more dangerous at his hands than it would be if he were sober, and his conduct is therefore more culpable. Intoxication, therefore, is relevant as an aggravating factor, increasing with its degree, bearing upon the relative culpability of the defendant’s conduct.

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Disclaimer:

These summaries are provided by the SRIS Law Group. They represent the firm’s unofficial views of the Justices’ opinions. The original opinions should be consulted for their authoritative content.