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March 2017 Archives

NFL prospect facing domestic violence charges

Football fans in Washington and around the country are likely looking forward to the upcoming NFL draft. Former Michigan Wolverines standout Jourdan Lewis is seen as a top prospect by many pundits, but a misdemeanor domestic violence charge has raised questions about the promising 21-year-old athlete's future. Lewis is accused of assaulting his girlfriend during a heated domestic dispute, and he faces a $500 fine and up to 93 days in jail if he is convicted.

Facts relating to drunk driving and St. Patrick's Day

As the fourth most popular drinking holiday of the year, St. Patrick's Day is also one of the most dangerous days to be driving on roadways in Washington and across the country. According to Alcohol Monitoring Systems, drunk driving violations are predicted to rise to about a 25 percent on March 18, which is the day after St. Patrick's Day.

What to do after a hit-and-run accident

A vehicle accident is extremely stressful, and the stress increases exponentially when the other driver leaves the scene. The AAA Foundation for Traffic Safety reports that about 11 percent of all vehicle crashes annually involve a driver who leaves the scene. For many people, the first instinct is to chase the other car, but that is exactly the wrong thing to do after a hit-and-run accident. The best thing you can do is to remain as calm as possible while you take care of yourself.

New bill may make fourth DUI convictions felonies

A new bill that would make a fourth DUI a felony in Washington has passed the Senate. It will now be sent to the House. If it passes, people who are convicted of a fourth DUI offense within 10 years will face fines of up to $10,000, five years in jail or both fines and imprisonment.

NFL star facing robbery and DUI charges

Football fans in Washington may be familiar with Indianapolis Colts defensive lineman David Perry. The 24-year-old nose tackle has started 32 times for the Colts since being selected in the fifth round of the 2015 NFL draft, but he is facing a raft of criminal charges including robbery, assault and driving under the influence after being taken into custody by police in Arizona. Perry is alleged to have stolen a golf cart after punching its driver following a night of drinking with two friends.